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Madagascaran Toadlets: Scaphiophrynidae

Physical Characteristics, Habitat, Behavior And Reproduction, Conservation Status, Mocquard's Rain Frog (scaphiophryne Calcarata): Species AccountGEOGRAPHIC RANGE, DIET, MADAGASCARAN TOADLETS AND PEOPLE


All of the species in this family live in Madagascar, a large island nation in the Indian Ocean off southern Africa.

Scientists know very little about the diet of Madagascaran toadlets, but they believe the frogs are mainly insect-eaters. Although toadlets, like the red rain frog, will eat crickets in captivity, this does not necessarily mean that they normally eat crickets in the wild. The tadpoles are filter-feeders, which means that they strain out tiny bits of food from the water.

The more colorful Madagascaran toadlets are common in the pet trade.

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Animal Life ResourceAmphibians