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 splendid mantella

Scientific name: Mantella pulchra

Habitat: swampy rainforest

Diet: termites, ants, fruit flies, springtails, aphids

Life span: unknown, likely 3–8 years

Young: 35–61 eggs/clutch

Size: 2.1-2.5 cm (0.8-1 in)

Splendid mantellas, also known as beautiful mantellas, are from the island of Madagascar. They are threatened due to habitat loss and fragmentation, collection for the pet trade, and introduction of invasive species.

Each year breeding takes place in swamps, males attract females with a series of short, irregular chirps.

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Splendid mantella on IUCN Red List

Status in the Wild

Status: threatened

For More Information

Edmonton Valley Zoo

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


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