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Blue-legged Mantella, Mantella expectata
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Class: Amphibia
Subclass: Lissamphibia
Order: Anura
Suborder: Neobatrachia
Family: Mantellidae
Subfamily: Mantellinae
Laurent, 1946

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Mantellinae is a subfamily of frogs. They are part of the family Mantellidae. These frogs lives in Madagascar and Mayotte. These frogs looks similar to poison dart frogs. Most Mantellinae frogs are toxic. They have a lot of warning colors. There are over 100 species in this family.

Species and family

There are two genus:

  • Mantella (16 species)
  • Mantidactylus (over 80 species)
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