IUCN threat status:

Least Concern (LC)

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Description

Microhyla palmipes is a very small frog; it typically has a snout-vent length of 18 mm. The head and mouth are small. There is a small rounded tubercle on the upper eyelid, but otherwise this frog has smooth skin. Its fingers and toes have dilated but small tips, and circum-marginal grooves. The toes are 2/3 to 3/4 webbed. This species is brown in color, with a double arrowhead pattern on the back, and darker, blackish sides.

The tadpole is black in color, with transparent tail fins. The tail is pointed but does not end in a filament. Eyes are located on the sides of the head. The spiracle is medial and covered with a sheet of skin.

This species is sometimes confused with M. annectens.

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