Medium-sized species with stout appearance, 23-29 mm. Head and anterior part of dorsum covered by a sharply delimited yellow/green marking, posteriorly ending more or less straight in the three known specimens. Flanks, arms, legs, and posterior part of dorsum dark brown. Hands and fingertips without blue spots. Frenal stripe present, but thin, not reaching the snout tip. Upper part of iris with light pigment. Venter with small bluish spots, throat with a light horseshoe marking. No red, orange or yellow pattern on hindlimbs (Glaw and Vences 2007).
Similar species: Mantella laevigata has a dark throat and enlarged fingertips, and lacks a frenal stripe. Mantella viridis has partly greenish flanks and hindlimbs (Glaw and Vences 2007).
Taken with permission from Glaw and Vences (2007).
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- Raxworthy, C., Vences, M., Glaw, F., Andreone, and Rabibisoa, N. (2008). Mantella manery. In: IUCN 2008. 2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. www.iucnredlist.org. Downloaded on 22 April 2009.