Latin name: Mantella spp
Average lifespan: 5-10 years
Size: Up to 5 cm (2 in.)
Weight: Up to 56 g (2 oz.)
Group name: A group of frogs is called an army
The Mantella frog is only found on Madagascar which is an island isolated from the rest of the world and home to thousands of unique animals and plants are found here. The Mantella frogs are considered the most beautiful frogs in the world because of their bright colors. They have spectacular bright and various colors ranging from, yellow, blue, red and orange, these colors warn predators that they are poisonous and should not be eaten. The Mantella frogs are tree frogs.
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What does a Mantella frog look like?
Mantella frogs are the most beautiful frogs and can have any color of the rainbow, red, yellow, black, blue and even multicolored with spots. The colors of the Mantella frog warn the predators that they are poisonous. Mantella frogs are really tiny frogs and can grow up to 5 cm (2 inches).
Where does the Mantella frog live?
Mantella frogs are only found in Madagascar. They like the cooler temperatures and are mainly found at higher elevations in Madagascar, above 500 meters (1,600 feet). They really enjoy a damp environment and love rain. They mostly are found on the damp ground in the higher forests.
What does a Mantella frog eat?
Mantella frogs hunt during the day and prey on insects like ants, fruit flies and termites. They sometimes eat soft fallen fruit. The ants the Mantella frogs eat give the frogs their toxins; they store the toxic of the ants in their glands without being harmed. The ants themselves get their toxins from the plants they eat in their turn.
Did you know about these Mantella frog facts?
A frog begins life as an egg laid in a puddle, pond or lake. The tadpoles hatch and look like little fish.
In general, frogs have smooth skin while toads have textured skin.
They live in groups with twice as many males as females
A group of frogs are called an army.
The Mantella frogs are critically endangered due to habitat loss and over-collection for the pet trade.
In 1989 alone, 11,000 Mantella frogs were legally exported. The exploitation has decreased some in the past decade, but is still nowhere close to where it needs to be.
Mantella frogs are among the most brightly colored and showy of all frogs.
Several species of Mantella frogs are non-poisonous, but exhibit protective mimicry. By exhibiting the bright colors of the toxic species, they are avoided by predators.
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