Brown Mantella frog
Habitat: Subtropical or tropical deciduous forests, savanna and swamps
Natural Diet: insects (flies, ants and termites) and spiders
Status in the Wild: Common
Fun Animal Facts
Mantella are small frogs around one inch long. They have a poisonous skin which they use to warn predators that they are poisonous to eat. They are brown in color on their dorsal side with darker colored legs. They are territorial and are known to fight for potential breeding sites and feeding areas. They do not have a specific breeding season and choose to mate during the rainy season usually after the rain. Males can be distinguished from the females by their call.