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Medium-sized toad; largest recorded is a female from Gebel Elba with a SVL of 59 mm. Snout short rounded; paratoids prominent, smooth, oval; tympanum distinct, large, equal to eye diameter. Back covered with medium-sized, round, flat, porous warts; venter slightly granular. Second finger shorter than first; hind limbs notably short, with limited webbing between digits; tarsal ridge present. Males with a white subgular vocal sac. Dorsum olive gray, with small black and light-orange spots. A distinctive dark spot is present below and slightly anterior to each eye. Limbs banded dark. Ventral sides whitish. Juveniles are more brightly colored. Call composed of a single note resembling a dog's yelp.