IUCN threat status:

Least Concern (LC)

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Males 35-39 mm SVL, females 37-40 mm; 31-50 large spots on back and flanks, males with slightly more spots on dorsum and flanks than females; spots arranged in 5-7 longitudinal rows; lower flanks gray; females lack a gular flap and throat invariably unpigmented; light border of spots almost invisible in preservation; gular flap white in some preserved males; a few specimens with scattered spots on venter; reddish color of groin occasionally faded or absent, especially in females; 2-4 dark bars on femur and lower leg; living specimens with fine granular skin on the dorsum; a small outer metatarsal tubercle present in some specimens; females with swollen anal lobes.

The color in life is olive green to beige with dark brown on the dorsum, round to oval-shaped spots; spots with fine light yellow borders; groin area yellowish orange to reddish; posterior border of eye bluish; iris golden; throat blackish; venter white.

This species is dedicated to A. Schiøtz, in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the knowledge of African treefrogs.

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