About Golden Mantella Frogs
Golden mantella frogs are about 1 inch long and weigh less than 2 ounces. They are brightly colored and showy. They are distantly related to the South American poison dart frogs. They secrete toxins as a defense mechanism. The toxins come from the ants and other insects they eat. They are active during the day and live in groups.
Golden Mantella Frogs in the Wild
They live in isolated pockets of the remaining rainforest.
East and west central Madagascar.
Insects, ants, and termites.
This species is “critically endangered” due to habitat destruction.
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