Molecular Biology and Genetics
Statistics of barcoding coverage
Specimen Records: 141
Specimens with Sequences: 141
Specimens with Barcodes: 137
Species With Barcodes: 10
Public Records: 141
Public Species: 10
Public BINs: 112
The habits, habitats, and appearance of these frogs are widely variable. Most species are terrestrial, though some are arboreal (the genus Boophis is morphologically similar to the tree frogs), or aquatic. Body size ranges from 3 to 10 cm in length. The genus Mantella has many similarities with the South American poison dart frogs. They are small, aposematically coloured, and secrete alkaloid toxins.
Some members of this group are kept in captivity as pet frogs.
- Frost, Darrel R. (2013). "Mantellidae Laurent, 1946". Amphibian Species of the World 5.6, an Online Reference. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 9 January 2014.
EOL content is automatically assembled from many different content providers. As a result, from time to time you may find pages on EOL that are confusing.
To request an improvement, please leave a comment on the page. Thank you!