Blue-legged mantella

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Blue-legged Mantella
Mantella expectata01.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Mantellidae
Genus: Mantella
Species: M. expectata
Binomial name
Mantella expectata
Busse & Böhme, 1992

The blue-legged mantella (Mantella expectata) is a species of frog in the family Mantellidae. It is endemic to Madagascar. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests, rivers, and intermittent rivers. It is threatened by habitat loss. It is over collected for the pet trade and may soon qualify for critically endangered again.


The male is smaller than the female by 5 inches. The male and femmale also has stripped but the female's strip is smaller.