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The gorgeous golden mantella frog (Mantella aurantiaca) is a critically-endangered amphibian that is facing extinction from human pressure. Their distribution is extremely limited and their habitat faces destruction; in addition, they face heavy collection pressure from the pet trade. Please help protect Madagascar’s native frogs; if you want golden mantella frogs, make sure to buy only proven CBB specimens! The frogs would thank you if they could.

Meet the Blue #Glassfrog (Cochranella mache), endemic to the Chocoan #rainforest of #Ecuador and #Colombia.

Until recently it was known only from a small region on the northwestern lowlands of Ecuador, but recently it was reported to occur also across western #Colombia on a paper published in the journal Herpetology Notes (http://www.biotaxa.org/hn).

#frog #amphibian #blue #Centrolenidae #Anura #Amphibia