A medium-sized, squat species with moderate limbs, flattened head and widely separated eyes with prominent upper eyelids. Males possess massive arms with a protruding terminal phalanx on the fourth finger. The hands and feet are unwebbed. The back and head are pale brown and covered with numerous large spots of dark brown, with white undersurfaces.
Eggs are laid in a small foam nest (8 x 5 cm) within or above a depression in the ground. Spawn can reach temperatures of 41°C.
A rapid series of about seven notes repeated rapidly. Calling site is the edge of shallow water or from crab burrows.
Laid in a foam nest.
The tadpoles attain a maximum length of 80 mm.
This species was believed to be extinct owing to the creation of Lake Argyle, but healthy populations occur around Kununurra.