Peltophryne guentheri
Southern Hispaniola Crested Toad
family: Bufonidae
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Vulnerable (VU)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None



View distribution map using BerkeleyMapper.

Medium sized toad with a prominent snout, distinct cranial crests, and a deep hollow between the orbits. Dorsal coloration is yellowish tan or greyish green to dark brown. Often a faint middorsal stripe is present. Ventral coloration is creamy white to greyish brown. Dark marbling may be found may be on the brachium and lower sides. The dorsum is covered by numerous spinose tubercles. Ventral tubercles tend to be fine on the throat and heavy under the thighs. Frequently a pair of dark triangular markings can be found behind the paratoids and often there are a pair of sacral blotches. The paratoids are large.

Distribution and Habitat

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Dominican Republic, Haiti


View distribution map using BerkeleyMapper.
Endemic to Hispaniola, this toad can be found from the Plaine de Cul de Sac - Valle de Nieba and adjacent slopes, east to Llanos de Azua and northwest into the Valle de San Juan. Also found from northwestern Hispaniola through the Valle de Cibao, and from the eastern Dominican Republic.


Powell, R. (1963). ''Peltophryne guentheri.'' Catalogue of American Amphibians and Reptiles. American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, 535.1-535.4.

Written by April Robinson (holden AT, UC Berkeley
First submitted 2001-02-02

Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2001 Peltophryne guentheri: Southern Hispaniola Crested Toad <> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Jul 6, 2020.

Feedback or comments about this page.


Citation: AmphibiaWeb. 2020. <> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed 6 Jul 2020.

AmphibiaWeb's policy on data use.