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Scientific Name: Mantella baroni

Habitat: lowland forests and fresh water bodies of Madagascar

Diet: insects and other invertebrates

Life span: 3-10 years

Young: up to 130 eggs/clutch

Size: 2–3 cm (0.8–1.3 in)

Baron’s mantella frogs have toxins in their skin called alkaloids that make them taste very bitter to their predators. The bitter tasting compounds come from the frogs’ diet of mites, ants and beetles. The bright colours of the Baron’s mantella warn predators that the frogs taste badly.

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Baron's mantella on Wikipedia

IUCN Red List


Range: Madagascar

Status in the Wild

Status: thriving

For More Information

Edmonton Valley Zoo

13315 Buena Vista Road (87th Avenue)
PO Box 2359
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 2R7


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