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A small arboreal frog; males 23-25 mm, one female 27 mm. Dorsum olive green to light brown with small dark punctuations. A brownish line from the nostrils to the eye, the supratympanic fold is also brown. Ventral surface light. Skin smooth. Nostrils slightly nearer to tip of snout than to eye. Tympanum distinct, about 1/2 of eye size, smaller in specimens from Tolagnaro. Tibiotarsal articulation reaches the eye. Lateral metatarsalia connected. Webbing of the hand rudimentary; webbing of the foot 1(1), 2i(2), 2e(1), 3i(2.5), 3e(1), 4i/e(3), 5(1). Males with distinct, sometimes blackish, oblong femoral glands.

Similar species: Other species of the subgenus Pandanusicola differ by the diameter of tympanum and/or colouration. M. liber has larger hands and feet.

Taken with permission from Glaw and Vences (2007).


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