False Tomato frog
Habitat: Rainforests and swamp forests
Range: East-central Madagascar
Natural Diet: insects (flies, ants and termites) and spiders
Status in the Wild: Common
Fun Animal Facts
Adults are reddish-brown in color. The juveniles are dull in color and the color brightens as they mature. The bright coloring could be an anti-predator strategy warning predators that the animal could be toxic. While females can grow up to 4 inches in length, the males only grow to half of this size. This species is popularly housed as pets.
Conservation: The tropical rainforests in Madagascar is fragmented due to subsistence agricultural practices, timber extraction, livestock grazing and encroachment of human settlements. These factors could have a detrimental influence on their population numbers in the wild.