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Bufo dodsoni, or Dodson's Toad, is a medium-sized, East African frog. The largest recorded specimen is a female with a snout/vent length of 59 millimeters. It has a short and rounded snout and prominent, smooth, oval parotoid glands. The tympanum is large and distinct, approximately equal in length to the eye diameter. The second finger is shorter than the first. Hind limbs are short, and limited webbing is present between digits. A tarsal ridge is present. While the dorsum has scattered, rounded, flattened porous warts, the venter is slightly granular. Males of the species possess a subgular vocal sac (Baha el Din 2006).
The dorsum is olive gray with small black and light orange spots. Distinctive dark spots are also present below and slightly anterior to each eye. Limbs have dark bands, while ventral sides are primarily whitish. The male subgular sac is white. Juveniles are more brightly colored than their adult counterparts (Baha el Din 2006).