The males are similar to those of H. cinnamomeoventris, but smaller. The latter sometimes have two darker middorsal lines. For a comparison with the similar H. kuligae and H. platyceps see under the latter.
The spelling H. adametzi has also been used for this species, but Frost (2007) points out that the original specimens were labeled as H. ademetzi and that the alternative spelling was a typographical error by Ahl (1931).
This account was taken from "Treefrogs of Africa" by Arne Schiøtz with kind permission from Edition Chimaira publishers, Frankfurt am Main.
- Ahl, E. (1931). ''Anura III, Polypedatidae.'' Das Tierreich, 55. F. E. Schulze and W. Kuekenthal, eds., Walter de Gruyter, Berlin and Leipzig.
- Frost, D. R. (2007). Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 5.1 (10 October 2007). Electronic Database accessible at http://research.amnh.org/herpetology/amphibia/index.php. American Museum of Natural History, New York, USA.
- Schiøtz, A. (1999). Treefrogs of Africa. Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt am Main.