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A medium-sized species of Bryophryne (males up to 18.0 mm, females up to 24.6 mm) that differs from the other currently known Bryophryne species in that females have an orange (brownish or reddish orange in males) throat and orange (brownish or reddish orange in males) groin (Lehr and Catenazzi 2009b). The skin is shagreened with small scattered tubercles on the dorsum, areolate on venter. The dorsolateral folds are short, irregularly shaped and discontinuous. Tympanic membrane and tympanic annulus are absent. Males lack vocal sacs and slits as well as nuptial pads. The snout is rounded in dorsal and lateral views. The upper eyelids are narrower than the interorbital distance and lack tubercles. The dentigerous processes of vomers are absent. Finger I is shorter than Finger II. The tips of digits are rounded and fingers have lateral fringes. A tarsal tubercle is present. Toes have lateral fringes and basal webbing. Toe V is usually longer than Toe III. Toe tips are slightly pointed, about as large as those on fingers.
Coloration in life: dorsum pale grayish brown with a dark brown X-shaped or triangular blotch on head, with or without a narrow middorsal tan stripe. In females, throat is orange, chest and belly are pale grayish white; in males, venter is brownish orange with grayish white flecks on chest and belly (Lehr and Catenazzi 2009b).