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M ca. 45-50 mm. Male specimens from Benavony measure 46-49 mm and their tibiotarsal articulation reaches between nostril and snout tip. Hand with some webbing, foot webbing 1(0), 2i(0.5), 2e(0), 3i(1), 3e(0.5), 4i/e(1), 5(0.5). Dorsal skin smooth. Relatively small but distinct spiny tubercles on heel and elbow. Males with nuptial pads and a weakly distensible single subgular vocal sac. Dorsally light brown, typically with a large darker central patch.
Similar species: Boophis madagascariensis differs by call, is larger and has larger dermal flaps on the heels and elbows; B. reticulatus and B. burgeri are smaller and have a network of elevated ridges on the back.
Taken with permission from Glaw and Vences (2007).