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Is there a list of the different poison dart frogs there are (both common and rarer breeds)? with pictures? Anything with behavior of them? I'm looking for something so I can kind of see a picture and maybe brief thing on them, and how they relate to each other I guess.

Also, from a while ago when I had started to look at the dart frogs (and then stopped, now actually going through with it) I thought I saw mantellas in the group with the dart frogs. Though, on the forum here they are listed in a different section under other amphibians, thus I'm taking it they aren't. How do they compare to dart frogs? Diet/environment similar? Thanks
 

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I thought I saw mantellas in the group with the dart frogs. Though, on the forum here they are listed in a different section under other amphibians, thus I'm taking it they aren't. How do they compare to dart frogs? Diet/environment similar? Thanks
They are not dart frogs, but are similar in many ways. Most like it a bit cooler than some darts can tolerate, do well in groups, stay a bit smaller than many larger dart frogs, breed more seasonally than Dendrobatids, have larger clutches of eggs, and except for one or two species Mantellas do not transport and raise tadpoles like dart frogs do.
Here is a great website with info, pics, and species descriptions for mantellas:
Mantella Frogs

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Thank you for the summary Bryan as well as the website. It looks like there is a bit of information there that I can read more about.

I also have 2 books I have that I am reading on the dart frogs, one is old and out dated, but the other one is from 2007 I believe it is and seems to be a good place to start as well. It's always nice to have references to be able to go to.
 
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