Cuban high-crested toad

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Cuban high-crested toad
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Bufonidae
Genus: Peltophryne
Species: P. gundlachi
Binomial name
Peltophryne gundlachi
(Ruibal, 1959)

Bufo gundlachi Ruibal, 1959

The Cuban high-crested toad or Gundlach's Caribbean toad (Peltophryne gundlachi, in Spanish saptito matraca) is a species of toad in the family Bufonidae that is endemic to Cuba. It is found plains in all provinces as well as Isla de la Juventud and the Sabana-Camagüey Archipelago.[1][2] Its natural habitats are primarily forests but also xeric and mesic grasslands. It is an explosive breeder of rain-flooded pools. It is threatened by habitat loss and degradation caused by agriculture, and by agricultural pollution. Its habitat is also threatened by the invasive tree Dichrostachys cinerea.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Hedges, B. & Díaz, L. (2004). "Peltophryne gundlachi". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.3. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 29 September 2015. 
  2. ^ Frost, Darrel R. (2015). "Peltophryne gundlachi (Ruibal, 1959)". Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 29 September 2015.