Polypedates leucomystax is a small to medium-sized common tree frog, with males averaging 50 mm in total length and females averaging 80 mm in total length (McKay 2006). P. leucomystax ground color is a variable shade of brown, ranging from pale brown to yellow-brown, reddish brown, gray-brown, or dark brown (McKay 2006). Throughout most of its range, patterning is prevalent, and the pattern varies from spotted to longitudinally striped. Plain forms are also seen but not as commonly. (Frith 1977; McKay 2006). However, on Bali, the most common form is plain, without pattern. (McKay 2006).
Other common names include Perching Frog, Banana Frog, Asian Tree Frog, GoldenFoam-Nest Frog, Striped Tree Frog. This species is apparently capable ofmetachrosis (color change), from pale beige during the day to dark brown withdark stripes at night.
For photos of Polypedates leucomystax adults and larvae and anotherspecies account, see
- Frith, D. W. (1977). ''A preliminary list of the amphibia of Phuket Island and adjacent mainland Peninsular Thailand.'' Natural History Bulletin of the Siam Society, 26(3-4), 189-199.
- McKay, J.L. (2006). A Field Guide to the Amphibians and Reptiles of Bali. Krieger Publishing Company, Malabar, Florida.
- Yorke, C. (1983). ''Survival of embryos and larvae of the frog Polypedates leucomystax in Malaysia.'' Journal of Herpetology, 17(3), 235-241.