A medium to large-sized robust frog. The back is brown with five distinct narrow yellow stripes: a vertebral stripe plus two lines at each side that meet near the shoulder thus forming a "W" on the back (W as in wilsmorei). The lower surfaces are creamy white and the toes have moderately extensive webbing. Maximum size is about 6 cm.
Breeding occurs in claypans and other shallow areas on warm evenings after summer rains and thunderstorms.
Described as "plonk...plonk...plonk" by Bert Main (1965). Each note a distinctive call.
Eggs laid amongst vegetation.
Tadpoles similar to other Neobatrachus but attain larger sizes.
The call of this species is similar to the Shoemaker Frog, but has a more 'hollow' quality to it.