IUCN threat status:

Least Concern (LC)

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Polypedates leucomystax is a small to medium-sized common tree frog, with males averaging 50 mm in total length and females averaging 80 mm in total length (McKay 2006). P. leucomystax ground color is a variable shade of brown, ranging from pale brown to yellow-brown, reddish brown, gray-brown, or dark brown (McKay 2006). Throughout most of its range, patterning is prevalent, and the pattern varies from spotted to longitudinally striped. Plain forms are also seen but not as commonly. (Frith 1977; McKay 2006). However, on Bali, the most common form is plain, without pattern. (McKay 2006).

Other common names include Perching Frog, Banana Frog, Asian Tree Frog, GoldenFoam-Nest Frog, Striped Tree Frog. This species is apparently capable ofmetachrosis (color change), from pale beige during the day to dark brown withdark stripes at night.

For photos of Polypedates leucomystax adults and larvae and anotherspecies account, see www.frogsofborneo.org.

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