IUCN threat status:

Endangered (EN)

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Description

M 31-33 mm. F 45-51 mm. A small frog with a broad head and a short pointed snout with sharp edges. All toes are webbed to the base of the discs (except for the fourth toe). The two outer fingers are fully webbed to the discs. Smooth skin on head and back; granular skin on chest and stomach. Colour varies from light grey-green to sandy brown. Some species have dark crossbars on the back and white spots on the side of the head or body. Sides of the body and inner surfaces of the legs are typically bright yellow with several big black spots. Chest and stomach are pearly white (Inger and Stuebing 2005).

Tadpoles: Body is oval and slightly flattened above. Slender tail is twice the size of the body. Wide lips form a cup-like structure. Body is dark and almost black on top and sides. Tail muscle mottled with dark spots; upper fin with smaller dark spots. Total length reaches 36 mm (Inger and Stuebing 2005).

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