M 36-43 mm. Tibiotarsal articulation reaches at least the eye, sometimes beyond snout tip (Glaw and Vences 2007). Hand with some webbing, foot webbing 1(0), 2i(1), 2e(0), 3i(1), 3e(0), 4i/e(1.25-1.5), 5(0) (Glaw and Vences 2007). Dorsal skin with a network of fine dermal reticulations (Glaw and Vences 2007). Distinct spines on elbow and heel (Glaw and Vences 2007). Colour typically rather uniform light (Glaw and Vences 2007) to dark brown (Vences et al. 2005). Legs and arms are gray-brown with darker brown banding (Vences et al. 2005). Venter white with dark brown speckling on throat, chest and belly (Vences et al. 2005). Distinct whitish tubercles in the cloacal region (Vences et al. 2005). Iris light tan with brown speckling near the pupil, and a turquoise periphery. The outer iris area in its upper part is reddish except in specimens from Marojejy, which are genetically differentiated and have a brown eye colouration (Glaw and Vences 2007). Males have nuptial pads (Vences et al. 2005).
Partly taken (with permission) from Glaw and Vences (2007).
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