IUCN threat status:

Least Concern (LC)

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Males up to 39.5 mm, females up to 41.5 mm. Male size smaller than P. punctatus, much smaller than P. caucasicus. Head dorsally flattened, proportionally wider, with snout less prominent and shorter than in P. punctatus. Prominent eyes which have vertical pupils. Ear-drum sometimes visible. Relative length of fore and hind limbs and fingers shorter than in P. punctatus. Hind toes almost completely unwebbed. Proximal subarticular tubercles conical (rounded in P. punctatus). Dorsal skin smooth to granular, with prominent round to ovoid warts. Dark grayish olive color, with small and ovoid darker olive green spots. In some individuals there are two pale dorsal bands making an "X"-shaped design. Venter white to pale cream. Nuptial pads in breeding males brown to black.

Recently described species, most populations of its northeast distribution have no species status assigned yet.


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