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This recently described species belongs to the H. polytaenius clade, within the H. pulchellus group (Faivovich et al. 2005), in the H. polytaenia species group according to the original description (Caramaschi and Cruz 2004). It is relatively small for the group (males 24-29 mm, females 33-34 mm SVL). The head is narrow and the body is elongated. Like other members of the H. polytaenius clade, it possesses a dorsal pattern composed of brown stripes. The snout is rounded in dorsal view. Eyes lateral and prominent. Single, developed vocal sac. Tympanum is rounded and a small, supratympanic fold is visible, reaching the arm. Dorsal surface smooth; belly and ventral surface of the thigh with granulations. A single large prepollex is present, with a curved spine. Finger discs small. Metatarsal tubercles small. This frog bears a supracloacal crest but the calcaneous appendix is absent.
The epithet of this species was given in honor of the Prof. Johann Becker.