Meet one of the smallest residents of Kabalebo: the Tukeit Hill Frog (Allophryne ruthveni).
These little fellows are a bit difficult to spot (2.5 cm length) especially in the wilderness of the Amazon. Most of the time I have seen them during a rainy period. Usually resting on top of a leaf. Since they are so small it is possible that you pass by without noticing them.
They are called the Tukeit Hill frog, named after the place where they were first discovered: Tukeit Hill (below the Kaiteur Falls in Guyana). In dutch they are known as 'gevlekte boompadje'.
They can only be found in the Guyana's (Guyana, Suriname and French-Guyana), Venezuela, Brazil and possible also in Bolivia and Columbia.
The Tukeit Hill Frog hunts for small flies and insects and are active during the night but are sometimes also spotted during the day. Moist and cool places are their favorite spots to rest.
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