A medium-sized, tan, pinkish-tan, or brown frog with a dark brown mask through the eye and ear. A thin ridge of skin is present along each side of the back. Sometimes there are small dark markings scattered on the back, and there are usually brown or dark brown lengthwise bars on the hind legs. There is a prominent white line along the upper lip. Call is a quick series of “waaaduck” sounds.
Similar species: Young bronze frogs and green frogs can have a similar color, but they lack the distinctive dark brown mask through each eye.