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A medium-sized frog; males 29-35 mm, females 36-40 mm. Colour in life unknown. In preservative, back brownish with large longitudinal black markings. Lower side of the legs and venter white, with distinct black markings. Throat dark, with irregular white spots forming a white median stripe. Skin smooth. Nostrils slightly nearer to tip of snout than to eye. Tympanum distinct, about 1/2-2/3 of eye diameter. Tibiotarsal articulation reaches at least the eye. Lateral metatarsalia connected. Hand without webbing; webbing of the foot 1(1.5), 2i(2), 2e(1), 3i/e(2), 4i(3), 4e(2.5), 5(1). Fingers with well developed terminal disks. Femoral glands clearly visible in males. A very distinctive colouration with green-brown longitudinal bands and markings on the dorsum.
Taken with permission from Glaw and Vences (2007).