Adelophryne gutturosa
family: Eleutherodactylidae
subfamily: Phyzelaphryninae
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Brazil, Guyana, Venezuela


View distribution map using BerkeleyMapper.


From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species occurs on the Guiana Shield, from Mount Roraima in Western Venezuela, to nearby Guyana (Mt Ayanganna, Mt. Wokomung, Kaieteur National Park and  northern Pakaraima region), reaching to Serra do Veado, in Amapá state, Brazil. It is found between 40 and 2,200 masl.

Habitat and Ecology

This tiny diurnal frog is found in the leaf-litter on the forest floor of rainforests near streams. Often associated with formations of Monotagma spicatum, males call from the base of plants, hidden among rootlets and among dead leaves at the base of  plants (MacCulloch et al. 2008). The deposition of eggs takes place at the beginning of the rainy season, and they develop directly. One female was found to deposit a single, large egg among dead leaves (MacCulloch et al. 2008).


It is not a common species. It is probably locally abundant, but its secretive habits make it hard to find (R. MacCulloch pers. comm. 2009).

Population Trend


Major Threats

There are no known threats to the species at present, and it occurs in a region of minimal human impact.

Conservation Actions

Its range includes several national parks.


Reynolds, R., Rodrigues, M.T., Mijares, A. & MacCulloch, R. 2009. Adelophryne gutturosa. In: IUCN 2014


IUCN Terms of Use