Golden mantella frogs live in shallow swamp forests with mossy hills 600-1,200 m above sea level. As forest floor inhabitants they prefer to use the leaf litter as their habitat. They are mostly active at dawn and feed on invertebrates. Between November and January approx. 40 to 110 eggs are laid in the leaf litter. The tadpoles
are washed into the surrounding waterbodies by the rain.
Status according to Red List: critically endangered
Status according to Red List:Critically endangered (CR)