This species is found in western Cuba, west of Pinar del Río. It has been recorded from sea level up to 280 m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It occurs along stream banks and under rocks in various habitats such as broadleaf forest, grassland, savannah and agricultural areas. It can occur in disturbed habitats as long as the freshwater body remains undisturbed. Males call at creek sides while eggs are laid in still water, where the tadpoles also develop. In some regions it can be an explosive breeder
It is a common species.
Localized threats to this species include intensive agriculture, cattle grazing and agricultural pesticides; however, it is adaptable and it is not believed to be significantly threatened.
Its range includes several protected areas. Research is needed on its population trends and natural history.
IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2014. Peltophryne fustiger. In: IUCN 2014