Mantidactylus grandidieri Grandidier’s Madagascar Frog
Masoala National Park, Toamasina province, MadagascarMay 1, 2007
Grandidier’s Madagascar Frog (Mantidactylus grandidieri) Grandidier’s Madagascar Frog (Mantidactylus grandidieri)
While we out on a (successful) search for red ruffed lemurs, I noticed the telltale eye bulges of this frog watching us warily from a pool in a stream. This is one of the larger Mantidactylus species.

A 2020 study on this group of frogs has left me thinking that this might be Mantidactylus radaka instead of Mantidactylus grandidieri. I am awaiting further info; hold your breath.

Here is a list of all the reptiles and frogs I saw on this 2007 trip to Madagascar.

Andasibe area, Alaotra-Mangoro region, MadagascarMay 2, 2023
Grandidier’s Madagascar Frog (Mantidactylus grandidieri)
You can't see me. I am under cover.

This frog was identified by our guides as Mantidactylus grandidieri. However, the very similar large frog Mantidactylus guttulatus is also found in this area, and both species have undergone considerable revision/confusion over the years. So it is probably one or the other, and I will just leave it here.

Here is a list of all the reptiles and frogs I saw on this 2023 trip to Madagascar.

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