Cryptogastra: with the venter or belly covered or concealed.
"The Captain came last night with venter," she whispered hurriedly.
The dorsal color is uniform brown; that of the venter is a dusty cream.
The venter always is white, and the iris is pale bronze with a brown tint immediately anterior and posterior to the pupil.
Plenus venter facile de ieiuniis disputat, S. Jerome, Epist.
The dorsal ground color of Smilisca phaeota is pale green to tan; the venter is creamy white.
Tending toward the development of a tricolor pattern, the back darkest, the sides buffy, and the venter paler.
The dorsal ground-color of Smilisca sordida is gray to pale tan or reddish brown; the venter is white.
Color of venter and parapodia grey; elytra at present grey over a fulvous ground.
The venter is white, and the vocal sac in breeding males is yellow.