IUCN threat status:

Least Concern (LC)

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Sexually matured adults are 45-65mm in total length, but can reach sizes up to 75 mm (Emerson 1988; Lescure and Marty 2000). Body is short and pauchy. Head is small in comparison to the body. Short and round snout. Eyes in a dorsolateral position. Dorsal and ventral surfaces smooth. External metatarsal tubercle absent with the internal located in a prominent lateral position. Fingers free; toes completely palmate (Lescure and Marty 2000).

Iris yellow with a transverse brown bar. Dorsal surface green, throughout the anterior, brown, throughout the posterior, with dark spots. Ventral surface whitish with brown spots, with 3-4 brown lines connecting near the thighs (Lescure and Marty 2000).

Pseudis paradoxa has one of the largest tadpoles in comparison to its adult from. Tadpoles are approximately 3 ~ 4 times bigger than adult frogs, reaching sizes up to 220 mm (Emerson 1988).


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