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Green-backed Mantella
Nigricans
Physical description
Binomial nameMantella nigricans
HabitatTropical rainforest
Lifespan8-12 years
Average Size1.3 cm (0.5 in)
Average weight1.25 grams
DietInsectivorous
Conservational Status
StatusLeast concern
IUCN status3.1
Scientific classification
PhylumChordata
ClassAmphibia
OrderAnura
FamilyMantellidae
GenusMantella
SpeciesM. nigricans
Distribution
Distribution of speciesSoutheastern Madagascar

The green-backed Mantella, Mantella nigricans, is a species of very small Mantella native to northern Madagascar. It is a mildly toxic species, and is coloured to advertise its toxicity. Unlike more toxic Mantellas, however, it is not particularly vivid. It is occasionally kept as a pet by herpetoculturists.

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