Mantella baroni

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Baron's Mantella
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Mantellidae
Genus: Mantella
Species: M. baroni
Binomial name
Mantella baroni
Boulenger, 1888

Phrynomantis maculatus Thominot, 1889

Mantella baroni (common names Baron's mantella, variegated golden frog or Madagascar poison frog[2]) is a species of frog in the Mantellidae family.

The species was described by George Albert Boulenger in 1888, who named it after its collector, Richard Baron.[3]

It is endemic to Madagascar. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, subtropical or tropical moist montane forests, rivers, and degraded former forest. Although it has been classified as Least Concern species by the IUCN due to its relatively wide distribution, it is threatened by habitat loss. It is listed on CITES Appendix II.[1]


  1. ^ a b Nussbaum, R.; Cadle, J.; Raxworthy, C.J. (2008). "Mantella baroni". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2008: e.T57438A11639141. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2008.RLTS.T57438A11639141.en. 
  2. ^ F. Harvey Pough ... (2004). Herpetology. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson/Prentice Hall. ISBN 0-13-100849-8. 
  3. ^ Boulenger, G.A.B. (1888). "Descriptions of new Reptiles and Batrachians from Madagascar". The Annals and Magazine of Natural History 6th series. 1 (6): 101–107.  open access publication – free to read