The Sambava Tomato Frog is a medium-sized frog, with females about 2 inches long and males smaller. There are two dorsolateral folds on the smooth back. The male is yellowish whereas the female is red-orange with small black spots. The underside is uniformly yellowish, sometimes with black spots on the throat. There is a wide, dark brown line from the eye back to the forelimb. The forefeet are not webbed, and the rear leg webbing is variable. Juveniles are yellow on the back and dark on the flanks.