Ansonia guibei is a highland stream toad, commonly encountered breeding in the Mesilau River of Kinabalu Park. The specimens on this page are from the East Mesilau River, Gunung Kinabalu, Sabah. Adult males approx. 30 mm snout-vent length, females up to 34 mm.
Ansonia guibei tadpoles are quite distinct. The body shape (viewed from above) is more "angular" than that of other Ansonia species. Ansonia guibei tadpoles are dark brown to black on the upper side.
Tadpoles of this species graze by day and at night on the algae growing on rocks in the cold Mesilau River.