Mantella expectata Busse and Böhme, 1992

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Mantellidae > Subfamily: Mantellinae > Genus: Mantella > Species: Mantella expectata

Mantella expectata Busse and Böhme, 1992, Rev. Fr. Aquar. Herpetol., 19: 58. Holotype: ZFMK 53540 by original designation. Type locality: "20 km southeast of Toliara (= Tuléar), W-Madagascar".

English Names

Tulear Golden Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 100).

Blue-legged Mantella (Staniszewski, 2001, Mantellas: 178).

Tular Golden Frog (Staniszewski, 2001, Mantellas: 178).

Tular Mantella (Staniszewski, 2001, Mantellas: 178).


Southwestern Madagascar from a few localities around the Isalo Massif (700-1000 m elevation).

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Madagascar

Endemic: Madagascar


In the Mantella betsileo group of Vences, Glaw, and Böhme, 1999, Alytes, 17: 3-72; and Glaw and Vences, 2006, Organisms Divers. Evol., Electron. Suppl., 11(1): 2. Staniszewski, 2001, Mantellas: 178-181, provided an account. Glaw and Vences, 2007, Field Guide Amph. Rept. Madagascar, Ed. 3: 190-191, provided an account and noted a similar unnamed species in western Madagascar. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 427, who noted that the records from near Tuléar are likely erroneous.

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