IUCN threat status:

Least Concern (LC)

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A highly specialized, medium-sized treefrog, 40-50 mm. Greenish brown colouration resembles the bark of trees. Often a 'W'-shaped marking between the eyes. Hind legs with transverse bands. Ventral surface whitish.
Skin more or less granular with long soft Uroplatus-like dermal fringes, especially along the lateral body parts. Nostrils prominent, nearer to tip of snout than to eye. Tympanum distinct, about 1/3 of eye diameter. Tibiotarsal articulation reaches between eye and nostril. Lateral metatarsalia separated. Webbing 1(1), 2i/e(1), 3i(1-2), 3e(1), 4i/e(2), 5(1). Fingers with well developed terminal disks. Males with a largely distensible, subgular vocal sac and oblong femoral glands, absent in females.

Similar species: Mainly S. fimbriatus, and possibly also S. phantasticus and S. massorum, which all are smaller.

Taken with permission from Glaw and Vences (2007).

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