AmphibiaWeb - Peltophryne guentheri


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Peltophryne guentheri (Cochran, 1941)
Southern Hispaniola Crested Toad
family: Bufonidae
genus: Peltophryne
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN Red List Status Account Vulnerable (VU)
National Status None
Regional Status None
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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


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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.

Originally submitted by: April Robinson (first posted 2001-02-02)

Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2001 Peltophryne guentheri: Southern Hispaniola Crested Toad <> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed May 29, 2023.

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