Brown mantella


The brown mantella (Mantella betsileo) is a species of frog in the family Mantellidae. It is endemic to Madagascar. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests, dry savanna, moist savanna, subtropical or tropical dry shrubland, rivers, freshwater marshes, intermittent freshwater marshes, rural gardens, heavily degraded former forest, ponds, and canals and ditches. It is threatened by habitat loss.

Brown mantella
Individuals showing the dull upperside (above) and the conspicuously marked underparts (below)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Mantellidae
Genus: Mantella
Species:
M. betsileo
Binomial name
Mantella betsileo
(Grandidier, 1872)

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