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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