Golden Mantella (Mantella aurantiaca)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Lissamphibia
Order: Anura
Suborder: Neobatrachia
Family: Mantellidae
Subfamily: Mantellinae
Genus: Mantella
Boulenger, 1882

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Mantella is a genus of frogs in the family Mantellidae, endemic to Madagascar. These are small frogs typically reaching 2–3 centimetres (0.79–1.2 in), with iridescent colors with combinations of black, blue, orange, yellow, and green which reflect the toxic nature of their skins. Several species in the genus are threatened because of habitat loss and over-collection for the international pet trade.


Binomial Name and Author Common Name
Mantella aurantiaca Mocquard, 1900 Golden Mantella
Mantella baroni Boulenger, 1888 Baron's Painted Mantella
Mantella bernhardi Vences, Glaw, Peyrieras, Böhme & Busse, 1994 Bernhard's Mantella
Mantella betsileo (Grandidier, 1872) Brown Mantella
Mantella cowanii Boulenger, 1882 Cowan's or Harlequin Mantella
Mantella crocea Pintak & Böhme, 1990 Yellow Mantella
Mantella ebenaui Boettger, 1880 Brown Mantella
Mantella expectata Busse & Böhme, 1992 Blue-legged Mantella
Mantella haraldmeieri Busse, 1981 Harald Meier's Mantella
Mantella laevigata Methuen & Hewitt, 1913 Climbing Mantella
Mantella madagascariensis (Grandidier, 1872) Malagasy Painted Mantella
Mantella manery Vences, Glaw & Böhme, 1999 Marojejy Mantella
Mantella milotympanum Staniszewski, 1996 Black-eared Mantella
Mantella nigricans Guibé, 1978 Guibe's Mantella
Mantella pulchra Parker, 1925 Beautiful Mantella
Mantella viridis Pintak & Böhme, 1988 Green Mantella


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