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Males 101-128 mm, females 91-123 mm. The dorsum is brown in males and orange-brown in females. The ventral surface is cream to whitish in both sexes. Transverse darker bars occur on the sides of the body and legs. The membrane between the fingers is complete to the start of the terminal segment of the finger. The iris is orange brown.
Osteocephalus taurinus is similar in size and color, but its iris is golden with radiating lines. Hyla lanciformis is easily distinguished by the white stripe along its mouth, and the white terminal discs on the first, second and third toes of the fore feet. Young H. boans can be distinguished from H. geographica because H. geographica has a blue membrane over the upper part of the eye, and an orange abdomen.