IUCN threat status:

Least Concern (LC)

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M 34-44 mm. The only arboreal Spinomantis without distinct fringes or spines. Usually light brown to greenish on the dorsum with distinct rounded brown patches.

Variation: Specimens from Tsaratanana, have a more brownish colour and indistinct patterning and very melodious, “metallic”-sounding calls, and may represent a different species.

Similar species: M. massi has rudimentary but clearly recognizable dermal flaps. M. elegans is larger, with a less granular skin and has only an inner metatarsal tubercle. Boophis species never have an outer metatarsal tubercle.

Taken with permission from Glaw and Vences (2007).


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