IUCN Red List status:
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This species is INSECTIVOROUS. Their diet is made up of mites, termites, ants and fruit flies.
Damp and swampy areas of rainforests in Madagascar
GoldEN mantella ae BRIGHTLY COLOURED to let predators know they're POISONOUS
The beautiful, critically endangered golden mantella frog is bright orange in colour with black eyes.
The legs of these bright frogs are short and their fingertips have distinctive pads. Males are typically smaller than females and have a more angular body. These small amphibians retain the toxins from the insets they eat so are poisonous!
Sadly Golden mantella frogs are listed as critically endangered and can now only be found in a small area in the forests of Madagascar. They need healthy rain forests and clean freshwater ponds to thrive but their habitat is rapidly declining. The remaining habitat is at risk due to logging, mining and slash and burn agriculture. Despite the tiny size of this species, the threats it is facing are huge!