Frog of the Week

Baron’s Mantella (Mantella baroni)

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Common Name: Baron’s Mantella
Scientific Name: Mantella baroni
Family: Mantellidae
Location: Madagascar
Size: 1.1 inches or 30 mm

Baron’s Mantella frog is a cool Mantella frog. They are diurnal foragers, meaning they eat during the day,  so they make good pets. They are poisonous in the wild but they accumulate the poison from the ants and mites they eat. Interestingly, they lay their eggs on land and wait for the rains to wash the tadpoles into bodies of water.

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