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Phrynobatrachus acutirostris is a large species (SVL 37-51 mm) of puddle frog from the Albertine Rift, recorded from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, and Burundi. Members of this genus are identified by the presence of a midtarsal tubercle, elongate inner metatarsal tubercle, and outer metatarsal tubercle. Phrynobatrachus acutirostris is characterized by its sharp snout and the presence of digital discs, moderate pedal webbing, and a distinct tympanum. The coloration is extremely variable, but there is often a clear difference between the lighter coloration of the dorsum and the darker and tympanic region, or there may be lighter lateral band separating a dark dorsum and dark tympanic region. Ventral coloration is also variable, although always mottled, speckled or dotted, often with longitudinal band running through the throat and breast. Males exhibit minute asperities and a prominent nuptial pads is present on the base of finger I.