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Phrynobatrachus plicatus is a medium to large sized species (SVL < 42 mm) of puddle frog from West Africa. Members of this genus are identified by the presence of a midtarsal tubercle, elongate inner metatarsal tubercle, and outer metatarsal tubercle. Phrynobatrachus plicatus is characterized by an indistinct tympanum, moderate webbing, and prominent X-shaped dorsal glands. The belly is white, but the lower surfaces of the tibiae are covered in irregular, brown spots. While the throat is somewhat pigmented in females, it is black with deep, lateral vocal folds in males.