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The SVL is about 20-40 mm. General aspect globulose, skin smooth. Head very small and pointed, triangular when viewed from above, snout very prominent, projecting well beyond mouth and with a rounded tip, tympanum not visible, eyes very small, nostrils lateral. Vocal sac distinct in males. Arms short, forearms stout; palm thick, two faint metacarpal tubercles of which the outer is larger; digits cylindrical, unwebbed, and without lateral fringes; hind limb and foot short and stout, with a single inner indistinct metatarsal tubercle; tips of toes simple (no terminal discs), fingers and toes unreduced (Miranda-Ribeiro 1926; Parker 1934; Cochran 1955; Nelson and Lescure 1975). Carvalho (1954) described some osteological aspects and made taxonomic comments.
The dorsal color is dark brown with small whitish dots and the belly is light brown colored in life (Miranda-Ribeiro 1926; Parker 1934; Cochran 1955; Nelson and Lescure 1975). The posterior surface of the thigh is mottled (Heyer et al. 1990).
The genus was named for George S. Meyers. The specific epithet refers to the small eye. A distribution map can be found in Nelson and Lescure (1975), but does not include the new records by Martins and Junqueira (2004) and Feio et al. (2003).