Thursday, May 26, 2011

Mantella Baroni and Baron's Mantella Madagascar Species

Mantella baroni is a species of frog in the Mantellidae family. It is endemic to Madagascar. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, subtropical or tropical moist montanes, rivers, and heavily degraded former forest. Mantella baroni and Mantella madagascariensis for more information. A large and slender mantella, adult frogs can grow to 30 mm (1.2 inches). Females are generally bigger than males and more robust in appearance. Females also lack the ability to call. Frogs from populations in the southern most part of M. baroni’s distribution (in forest on the eastern side of the Andringtra Mountains) have variable amounts of green or yellow on the dorsum.

Habitat: forests of east-central Madagascar
Mantella Baroni

Because of their wide distribution, frogs from different populations may experience different temperatures. This makes it difficult to determine an ideal temperature range to keep captive frogs within when it’s not known where they were collected. Housing does not need to be complex, but it might be worth the effort to create an area of moving water within the terrarium because of their association with moving water in the wild.

Mantella Baroni - Baron's Mantella


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