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A green medium-sized treefrog, males 40-46 mm, one female 62 mm. Venter whitish with blue shades, especially the inner parts of legs are light blue. Skin on the back smooth, a little warty on belly and throat. White lateral fringes along lower arm and tarsus. Iris beige; the pupil is surrounded by thin reddish rings; posterior iris periphery is blue. Nostrils nearer to the eye than to tip of snout. Tympanum/eye-ratio 0.42-0.48. Tibiotarsal articulation reaches tip of snout. Webbing of the hand: rudimentary between 1 and 2, 2e(0-1), 3i(2), 3e/4(0-1); webbing of the foot: 1(0), 2i(0-1), 2e(0), 3i(0.5-1), 3e(0), 4i(0-1), 4e/5(0). Males with a paired subgular vocal sac and a nuptial pad on the first finger.
Similar species: Boophis luteus, B. englaenderi and B. l. septentrionalis differ by the colouration of the iris and calls.
Taken with permission from Glaw and Vences (2007).