IUCN threat status:

Least Concern (LC)

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M 26-32 mm, F 35-38 mm. Tibiotarsal articulation reaches the nostril or tip of snout. Hand with some webbing, foot webbing 1(0.5), 2i(0.5), 2e(0), 3i(1), 3e(0.5), 4i/e(1), 5(0). Dorsal skin smooth. Males with indistinct nuptial pads and a weakly distensible single subgular vocal sac. Dorsally with variable colouration, lighter or darker brownish with or without darker markings or (rarely) with lighter dorsolateral bands. Hands, feet and thighs are red. Red colour also on the outer iris area.

Similar species: Most other small brown Boophis have a smaller tympanum (tympanum/eye diameter usually above 0.5 in B. miniatus), and lack red colour on the iris.

Taken with permission from Glaw and Vences (2007).


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