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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 (0.79–1.18 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 AuthorCommon Name
Mantella aurantiaca Mocquard, 1900Golden Mantella
Mantella baroni Boulenger, 1888Baron's Painted Mantella
Mantella bernhardi Vences, Glaw, Peyrieras, Böhme & Busse, 1994Bernhard's Mantella
Mantella betsileo (Grandidier, 1872)Brown Mantella
Mantella cowanii Boulenger, 1882Cowan's or Harlequin Mantella
Mantella crocea Pintak & Böhme, 1990Yellow Mantella
Mantella ebenaui Boettger, 1880Brown Mantella
Mantella expectata Busse & Böhme, 1992Blue-legged Mantella
Mantella haraldmeieri Busse, 1981Harald Meier's Mantella
Mantella laevigata Methuen & Hewitt, 1913Climbing Mantella
Mantella madagascariensis (Grandidier, 1872)Malagasy Painted Mantella
Mantella manery Vences, Glaw & Böhme, 1999Marojejy Mantella
Mantella milotympanum Staniszewski, 1996Black-eared Mantella
Mantella nigricans Guibé, 1978Guibe's Mantella
Mantella pulchra Parker, 1925Beautiful Mantella
Mantella viridis Pintak & Böhme, 1988Green Mantella



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