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Eleutherodactylus ricordii is a small frog, with females larger than males and reaching up to 40 mm in SVL. The digital discs are large. There is no webbing between the toes. The vomerine teeth, behind the choanae, are present in a long and oblique series (Schwartz and Henderson 1985; Schwartz and Henderson 1991).
This frog is yellowish tan to dull brown, heavily spotted with black or dark olive-black. The venter is gray and the throat is gray with some yellowish to tan flecks (Schwartz and Henderson 1985; Schwartz and Henderson 1991).
Eleutherodactylus ricordii is a member of the Eleutherodactylus ricordii group (subgenus Euhyas). Related species include Eleutherodactylus bresslerae and E. acmonis (Heinicke et al. 2007).
Synonyms include Hylodes ricordii (Dumeril and Bibron 1841), Euhyas ricordii (Fitzinger 1843), and Lithodytes ricordii (Cope 1875).