Cuban high-crested toad
|Cuban high-crested toad|
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. 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.
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- 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.
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