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Cochranella nola adult males range from 20.7-21.1mm while females are slightly larger at 24.4-25.7mm (Harvey 1996; Kohler 2000). This species has (1) vomerine teeth present; (2) truncate snout; (3) large widely spaced eyes; diameter twice width of finger disc III; (4) tympanum small, indistinct; tympanic annulus also indistinct, covered by low supratympanic fold; (5) dorsal and lateral surfaces finely granulated, hands and feet smooth; (6) parietal peritoneum white, visceral peritonea clear; (7) tri-lobed liver; (8) humeral spine absent; (9) absence of melanophores on fingers; (10) extensive webbing between fingers III, IV; basal webbing between all other fingers; (11) long, slender hind legs; (12) extensive webbing between toes; (13) subcloacal folds and paired tubercle ornamentation absent; (14) bones dark green (Harvey 1996).
Coloration in life: dorsal and lateral surfaces monochromatically green and covered with fine spiculates; clear, green tongue; white upper lip; iris light grey with black reticulations; white optical sclera which can be seen from ventral view of head; eyelid white; white parietal peritoneum and clear visceral peritonea, yellow intestines (Harvey 1996).
The etymology is from the Latin noun nola which means "a little bell", referring to Cochranella nola's high-pitched call (Harvey 1996).