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MADAGASCAR FROGS for Kids


Tomato frog in Madagascar
Madagascar is thought to have more than 300 species of frogs, 99% of which are endemic. Frogs are the only amphibians found in Madagascar -- there are no toads, salamanders, or newts.

Tomato frog
The Tomato frog releases a sticky, glue-like secretion that protects it against colubrid snakes, cats, and dogs. This secreted substance can produce an allergic reaction in humans as well.

Mantella frogs
Mantella are among the most popular of Malagasy frogs in the pet trade. These strikingly beautiful frogs fill a similar ecological niche to the poison-dart frogs of South America in that both use bright color to advertise their toxic skin secretions to predators.



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