M 23-27 mm, F 28-31 mm. Tibiotarsal articulation reaches snout tip or beyond. Fifth toe of similar length as third toe. Femoral glands in males distinct and prominent. Frenal stripe completely absent. Ventrally with a blackish throat with a thin median white line (Glaw and Vences 2007).
Variation: Specimens from south-eastern Madagascar show a less distinct dorsal pattern, less dark-coloured lateral head, and a strong genetic differentiation (Glaw and Vences 2007).
Taken with permission from Glaw and Vences (2007) and Andreone and Vences (2008).
- Andreone, F. and Vences, M. (2008). Mantidactylus aerumnalis. In: IUCN 2008. 2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. www.iucnredlist.org. Downloaded on 07 April 2009.
- Glaw, F., and Vences, M. (2007). Field Guide to the Amphibians and Reptiles of Madagascar. Third Edition. Vences and Glaw Verlag, Köln.