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A medium-sized frog; SVL of males up to 57 mm, of females up to 68 mm. Snout long and notably pointed; back with 6 distinct, longitudinal ridges (4 dorsal and 2 dorsolateral); hind limbs long, with extensive webbing between digits. Males with two vocal sacs in slits running from corner of the mouth to the base of the forelimb. Dorsum brownish or greenish, often with a broad, light yel­lowish, mid-dorsal stripe; longitudinal series of dark spots coinciding with dorsal ridges. Limbs banded dark; a diagnostic thin, yellow line on dorsal side of thigh and tibia; two parallel dark stripes separated by a yellow strip on posterior side of thigh. Ventral sides whitish, throat often mottled dark.

Vocalization consists of long continuous series 5-10 minutes long. Frequency range is 0.25-3.5 kHz. Call parameters were correlated with temperature.

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