AmphibiaWeb - Pristimantis fenestratus
Pristimantis fenestratus
family: Strabomantidae
subfamily: Pristimantinae

© 2010 Mauricio Pacheco Suarez (1 of 12)

 view video (1761.3K MPG file)
  hear Fonozoo call

[video details here]

Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
National Status None
Regional Status None



View distribution map in BerkeleyMapper.

Source credit:
Guia de Sapos da Reserva Adolpho Ducke, Amazonia Central by Lima et al. 2005

INPA (Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazônia)
PPBio (Programa de Pesquisa em Biodiversidade)
PELD (Pesquisas Ecológicas de Longa Duração)

Males 25-32 mm, females 35-45 mm. The background dorsal coloration has diverse tones of brown. The ventral surface is creamy, and the throat has dark markings. The hind limbs are longer than the body. The upper and lower lips have dark and light bars. There is a dark stripe over the tympanum. The toes are long with expanded T-shaped tips. The iris is golden with a median, horizontal orange streak.

Distribution and Habitat

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Bolivia, Brazil, Ecuador, Guyana, Peru


View distribution map in BerkeleyMapper.
Occurs throughout the Reserva Florestal Adolpho Ducke in Brazil, and is frequently found on fallen leaves and leaves of shrubs.

Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
The species is terrestrial. Juveniles are diurnal, and adults are nocturnal. It feeds mainly on collembolans, homopterans, spiders, beetles and crickets. Reproduction occurs from November to May. Males are territorial and usually call from leaf litter, branches or shrubs, 10-60 cm above the ground. Clutches contain 10-20 eggs deposited in the soil under fallen leaves. Development to metamorphosis occurs in the eggs.

Similar species: Juveniles can be confused with Adenomera andreae or Dendrophrynischus minutus, but only P. fenestratus has T-shaped tips on its toes.

Written by: Albertina P. Lima, William E. Magnusson, Marcelo Menin, Luciana K. Erdtmann, Domingos J. Rodrigues, Claudia Keller, Walter Hödl (2007-12-05)

Edited by: Tate Tunstall (2007-12-05)

Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2007 Pristimantis fenestratus <> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Apr 11, 2021.

Feedback or comments about this page.


Citation: AmphibiaWeb. 2021. <> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed 11 Apr 2021.

AmphibiaWeb's policy on data use.