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amphibians of madagascar


amphibians are amongst the most vocal vertebrates in the animal kingdom. day or night, frogs can be heard singing, along streams, in rice fields, in the middle of rainforest or even in dry deciduous forests. malagasy frogs are either aquatic, terrestrial or arboreal filling different ecological niches and habitats.

in madagascar, more than 235 species of frogs have been described with an exclusive rate of endemicity, more than 99%. this number can though easily double as more species are being discovered.

nature will never stop wonder human by its ingenuity, bounty and beauty. nature truly blessed madagascar amphibians with combinations of bright warning colors, camouflage, certain species pushed camouflage to the extreme mimicking lichens through skin texture, shapes and sizes.
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