A small (2 cm) flattened and active frog with long limbs. The fingers are short and unwebbed and the toes long and fully webbed. Both fingers and toes have large terminal discs. There are two discernible colour morphs, one a dark brown with shades of olive and the other with more mottling. There are often small spots on the thighs with a small white bar behind each eye.
They breed in slower-moving pools along creeks and in the rockholes they occur in.
A high-pitched irregular series of notes, similar to Morse code. Single chirps in between main calls.
Females attach eggs singly or in clumps to rocks submerged in rock pools and streams.
The larval period has been reported as taking three weeks.
A largely diurnal frog. Rockhole frogs are extremely agile and can "skip" across the water to another rock when disturbed. The name meiriana was based on the local Aboriginal name for rockhole.