Frog of the Week

Blue Legged Mantella (Mantella expectata)

photo by Franco Andreone

endangered
Common Name: Blue Legged Mantella, Expected Mantella, Tular Mantella
Scientific Name: Mantella expectata
Family: Mantellidae
Location: Madagascar
Size: 1 inch

The Blue Legged Mantella is found in the southern part of Madagascar in seasonal streams and wet canyons. The main threat to the frogs is the destruction of their habitat for grazing of cattle. Sapphire mining is also a threat in some areas. The Blue Legged Mantella is also found in the pet trade but people have had success breeding them in captivity.

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