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A medium-sized Afrixalus (males 23–25.5 mm, females 24–28 mm) with a broad head, from the forests in the Eastern Arc Mountains, Tanzania. Dorsal surfaces white with irregular darker spots, rarely forming a pattern. Males with fine dorsal spines, females smooth. The males have numerous small and inconspicuous asperities without black tips on the head, dorsum and limbs.
This account was primarily taken from "Treefrogs of Africa" by Arne Schiøtz with kind permission from Edition Chimaira publishers, Frankfurt am Main, and updated with information from Schiøtz (pers. comm.) and Pickersgill (2007).
Pickersgill (2007) has separated populations from the Usambara Mountains into A. dorsimaculatus.
Updated by A. Schiøtz, 2008.