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Golden Mantella

Golden mantella is a small species of frog endemic to Madagascar. The species is terrestrial and diurnal. The frog possesses skin toxins which it derives from its diet.



    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Lissamphibia
    Order Anura
    Suborder Neobatrachia
    Family Mantellidae
    Subfamily Mantellinae
    Genus Mantella
    Scientific Name Mantella aurantiaca


    Size 2 to 2.6 cm
    Weight Around 2 oz
    Color Uniform yellow, red or orange
    Distribution Madagascar
    Habitat Among vegetation in swampy areas, rainforests
    Diet Mites, flies, ants, collembolans
    Hibernation Fact Undergoes hibernation
    Predators Small mammals, birds, snakes
    Breeding Season After the first sufficient rains of the year
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Clutch Size 12 to 30 eggs
    Incubation Period Around 2 weeks
    Reproductive Age 12 to 14 months
    Average Lifespan Around 8 years
    IUCN Conservation Status Critically Endangered

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    Published on April 5th 2017 by under Frogs. Article was last reviewed on 23rd March 2017.

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