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A green, rather small treefrog; males 24-28 mm SVL, females unknown. Back light green, sometimes with yellowish reticulations and often with dark spots. Two yellowish stripes from snout through eye to the neck. Belly whitish. Iris silvery golden with an orange-brown area around the pupil. Iris periphery is blue. Skin on the back smooth. White lateral fringes along lower arm and tarsus. Nostrils somewhat closer to tip of snout than to the eye. Tympanum/eye ratio is 0.46-0.69. Tibiotarsal articulation reaches at maximum the nostrils. Webbing of the hand: rudimentary between 1 and 2i, 2e(1), 3i(2), 3e(1), 4(0.5-1); webbing of the foot 1(0), 2i(1), 2e(0), 3i(1), 3e(0), 4i/e(1), 5(0). Males with a nuptial pad on the first finger (not clearly visible) and single, largely extensible, subgular vocal sac.
Similar species: The other known species of the Boophis luteus-group are larger and differ by colouration in life. In preservative, specimens with dark pigment on the back can resemble B. sibilans. In males of the rappiodes-group, the tibiotarsal articulation reaches beyond tip of snout when the hind limb is brought forward.
Taken with permission from Glaw and Vences (2007).