Listed as Critically Endangered by the IUCN Red List, the tiny golden mantella (Mantella aurantiacais) is native to Madagascar. This one was filmed in the wild. Photo by: Rhett A. Butler.
The golden mantella survives in less than 10 square kilometers of habitat in the Torotorofotsy area and the Andromena Forest at the Samarirana River. This is a photo of a captive golden mantella. Photo by Rhett A. Butler.
The golden mantella’s tiny habitat is threatened by logging, agriculture, and settlements. Fortunately the species survives in 35 zoos. This individual was photographed in the wild. Photo by: Rhett A. Butler.
The golden mantella only grows to an inch in length. This individual was captive. Photo by: Rhett A. Butler.
To see more photos of Madagascar’s frogs: Frogs in Madagascar.