IUCN threat status:

Endangered (EN)

Comprehensive Description

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Diagnosis and description: Rhacophorus lateralis has an SVL of 31 mm. The skin is smooth and granular on the venter and the undersurfaces of the thighs. It has a rounded snout and an interorbital space broader than the upper eyelid. The tympanum is smaller than the eye. Its three outer fingers are almost entirely webbed, while all of the toes are almost entirely webbed. The discs of the fingers and toes are smaller than the tympanum. There is a rather indistinct, inner metatarsal tubercle (Boulenger 1883).

Coloration: The background color of R. lateralis is green or reddish purple. Ventrally, the species is white or pinkish white. The head and back have dark dots, and colored parts of the limbs have dark cross lines. There is a white streak on each side from the nostril along the outer edge of the upper eyelid to the groin. The arm, three inner fingers, and four inner toes are clear (Boulenger 1883; Molur and Molur 2010).


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