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Medium to large toad; SVL of males up to 91 mm, of females up to 104 mm; however most Egyptian animals are considerably smaller than this, particularly desert populations. Snout notably short, rounded; paratoids prominent, smooth, rounded; tympanum relatively small, about 0.5 of eye diameter. Back fairly smooth with only few large warts, venter slightly granular. Second finger shorter than first; hind limbs short, with limited webbing between digits; tarsal ridge present. Males with a subgular vocal sac. Dorsum light gray with irregularly shaped dark-green blotches, often also some small reddish spots. Ventral sides whitish; throat dark in males. Call consists of a soft trill, more like a bird than a toad.