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M 36-43 mm, F 41-47 mm. Tibiotarsal articulation reaches at least the nostril but often reaches beyond snout tip. Hand without webbing, foot webbing 1(1), 2i(1), 2e(0), 3i(1), 3e(0), 4i/e (1-2), 5(0). Dorsal skin smooth but with distinct and continuous inner and outer dorsolateral ridges. Small supraocular spines and distinct heel spines. Dorsal colouration usually light brown or reddish brown, uniform or with a few smaller black markings. However, colour morphs with orange flanks or other patterns can also occur. Males with blackish paired subgular sacs, and with small but visible femoral glands.
Similar species: G. sculpturatus has less melodious notes in advertisement calls and often less distinct femoral glands, whereas G. plicifer has a strongly different advertisement call, is larger, and has large and prominent femoral glands.
Taken with permission from Glaw and Vences (2007).