Frog of the Week

Golden Mantella (Mantella aurantiaca)

by  Robert Lawton


Common Name: Golden Mantella
Scientific Name: Mantella aurantiaca
Family: Mantellidae
Location: Madagascar
Size: 1.2 inches or 31 mm

Golden Mantella have a bright goldish – orange color to show predators that they are poisonous. They get their poison from the food they eat in the wild so they are not poisonous in captivity. They are diurnal species meaning they are active during the day.

They lay their eggs on land but rains eventually sweep the mass of eggs into pools of water where they hatch and the tadpoles come out.


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