Eleutherodactylus ricordii (Duméril and Bibron, 1841)

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

English Names

Ricord's Frog (Yarrow, 1882, Bull. U.S. Natl. Mus., 24: 24; Wright and Wright, 1933, Handb. Frogs Toads U.S. Canada: x; Carr, 1940, Univ. Florida Biol. Sci. Ser., 3: 63; Ananjeva, Borkin, Darevsky, and Orlov, 1988, Dict. Amph. Rept. Five Languages: 81).

Bahamian Frog (Ananjeva, Borkin, Darevsky, and Orlov, 1988, Dict. Amph. Rept. Five Languages: 81).

Ricordi's Robber Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 78).


Sierra Maestra in Granma, Santiago, and Guantánamo provinces, and the Nipe–Sagua–Baracoa mountain system in Holguín and Guantanamo provinces, eastern Cuba, 30–1150 m elevation.


Ssee Schwartz, 1965, Stud. Fauna Curaçao and other Caribb. Is., 22: 99–101. Not assignable to species group according to Hedges, 1989, in Woods (ed.), Biogeograph. W. Indies: 325. In the Eleutherodactylus (Euhyas) ricordii group according to Lynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 231. In the Eleutherodactylus (Euhyas) ricordii species series, Eleutherodactylus ricordii species group of Hedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 82–83, and of Padial, Grant, and Frost, 2014, Zootaxa, 3825: 131. See map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 374. Díaz and Cádiz, 2008, Guía Taxon. Anf. Cuba: 92–93, provided a brief account, illustration, and map. Henderson and Powell, 2009, Nat. Hist. Rept. Amph. W. Indies: 74, summarized the natural history literature. Rivalta González, Rodríguez Schettino, Mancina, and Iturriaga, 2014, Smithson. Herpetol. Inform. Serv., 145: 31–32, provided a dot map and localities.

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