Eleutherodactylus riparius Estrada and Hedges, 1998

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Superfamily: Brachycephaloidea > Family: Eleutherodactylidae > Subfamily: Eleutherodactylinae > Genus: Eleutherodactylus > Species: Eleutherodactylus riparius

Eleutherodactylus (Euhyas) riparius Estrada and Hedges, 1998, Caribb. J. Sci., 34: 222. Holotype: MNHNCU 672, by original designation. Type locality: "Soroa, Sierra del Rosaio, Candelaria, Pinar del Río [Province], Cuba, 155 m".

Euhyas ripariaFrost, Grant, Faivovich, Bain, Haas, Haddad, de Sá, Channing, Wilkinson, Donnellan, Raxworthy, Campbell, Blotto, Moler, Drewes, Nussbaum, Lynch, Green, and Wheeler, 2006, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 297: 361; Dubois, Ohler, and Pyron, 2021, Megataxa, 5: 433.

Eleutherodactylus (Euhyas) ripariusHeinicke, Duellman, and Hedges, 2007, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, Suppl. Inform., 104: Table 2.

English Names

Cuban Streamside Frog (Hedges, Powell, Henderson, Hanson, and Murphy, 2019, Caribb. Herpetol., 67: 12).


Islandwide on Cuba, except for the extreme east, from sea level to 800 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Cuba

Endemic: Cuba


Confused with Eleutherodactylus sierramaestrae prior to its description. See comment under Eleutherodactylus rivularis. In the Eleutherodactylus (Euhyas) luteolus species series, Eleutherodactylus riparius species group of Hedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 73, and of Padial, Grant, and Frost, 2014, Zootaxa, 3825: 130. Díaz and Cádiz, 2008, Guía Taxon. Anf. Cuba: 108–109, provided a brief account, illustration, and map. Henderson and Powell, 2009, Nat. Hist. Rept. Amph. W. Indies: 74–75, summarized the natural history literature. Rivalta González, Rodríguez Schettino, Mancina, and Iturriaga, 2014, Smithson. Herpetol. Inform. Serv., 145: 20–21, provided a dot map and localities. Iturriaga and González, 2014, Herpetol. Rev., 45: 653, provided a record from Cayo Cinco Leguas, Sabana Camaguey, Cuba. 

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