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Vulnerable (VU)

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A green, medium-sized treefrog; two males measure 30 mm, females unknown. Green coloured with many small, indistinct dark green spots and some small white spots. Venter yellowish, throat greenish. Skin on the back smooth. White lateral fringes along lower arm and tarsus. Iris whitish, with some reddish pigment around the pupil. Iris periphery is blue. Dorsal eye periphery is also blue. Nostrils slighly nearer to eye than to tip of snout. Tympanum/eye ratio is 1/3. Tibiotarsal articulation reaches the eyes. Webbing of the hand 1(1.5), 2i(1.5), 2e(0.5), 3i(2), 3e(1.25), 4(1.5); webbing of the foot 1(0), 2i(0.5), 2e(0), 3i(0.5), 3e(0.25), 4i/e(0.75), 5(0.25). Males with nuptial pads and a greenish, paired subgular vocal sac.

Similar species: Boophis andreonei is most similar in colouration, but has a whitish venter (yellowish in B. jaegeri).

Taken with permission from Glaw and Vences (2007).

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