This frog is dark brown to grayish, sometimes with a broad whitish lateral streak. The hind limbs are crossbanded with darker bars, at times indistinctly so. Often there is a dark groin spot. Concealed surfaces of the femur are whitish yellow. Hands and feet are yellowish white, above and below. The venter is whitish yellow, spotted with brown spots and a few small whitish spots (Barbour and Shreve 1937; Schwartz and Henderson 1985; Schwartz and Henderson 1991).
Eleutherodactylus albipes is a member of the Eleutherodactylus dimidiatus group, in the subgenus Euhyas. Related species include Eleutherodactylus maestrensis, E. dimidiatus and E. emiliae (Heinicke et al. 2007).