IUCN threat status:

Endangered (EN)

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36-43 mm SVL. Stout body. Dark brown-black dorsum, generally with a very broad, lighter brown mottled vertebral band. Faint crossbars on arms and limbs. Venter is dark brown with white mottling to faintly pigmented. Toes webbed. Lateral metatarsalia partly connected. Inner and outer metatarsal tubercles present. Femoral glands of type 2. Moderately enlarged fingertips. Males have a paired subgular vocal sac (Mercurio and Andreone 2007).

Sympatric with G. corvus. This species can be distinguished from G. corvus by dorsal coloration (brownish to olive gray with lighter patches of brown in G. corvus), somewhat larger eyes and tympanum, calls, a larger maximum SVL in males (43 mm in G. azzurrae vs. 38 mm in G. corvus), and a stout body (vs. slender in G. corvus) (Mercurio and Andreone 2007).

Taken with permission from Glaw and Vences (2007).


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