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Males and females of Eleutherodactylus abbotti are usually characterized by their small size. Males may be measured to 19 mm and females up to 25 mm in the snout-vent length. The patterns on the dorsal side of the species may vary with a variety of designs, yellowish tan to tan is the ground color. In comparison, the postanal area is much darker. Often attached to a dark interocular bar of the dorsal region is a scapular X. A single cural band vaguely bands the hindlimbs. In contrast, E. audanti possesses a similar band, although outlined in pale. Vague stippling is often found on the throat, with the ventral surface immaculate yellow in color.
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