The Madagascar golden frog has a bright golden-orange color. They may have red marks on the inner side of their back legs (visible only when legs are extended). They have short legs and adhesive discs on their toes, but lack webbed feet. The Madagascar golden frog is not toxic, but it has aposematic coloration that mimics the brilliant coloration often found in toxic species. This bright color is designed to warn predators not to eat them, although in the case of this frog, it is only a bluff. The Madagascar golden frog is diurnal and colonial. They live in groups with a male to female ratio of 2:1. Unlike other species of frogs, the male golden frogs do not call frequently. No one knows exactly why, but scientists hypothesize that they do not want to draw attention to themselves or do not want to exert the energy to call. The golden frog’s call is a series of short notes, with three clicks per notes, to attract female mates. Small mammals, snakes, and birds are the primary predators of the Golden mantella.