M 30-40 mm, F 32-41 mm. Tibiotarsal articulation reaches beyond snout tip. Fifth toe longer than third toe. Femoral glands in males small and indistinct. Frenal stripe very distinct and reaching the nostril. Ventrally often with a dark throat with a thin light median line. Dorsally often with a diamond-shaped marking (Glaw and Vences 2007).
Taken with permission from Glaw and Vences (2007) and Vences and Glaw (2008).
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