These amphibians that originated from the primary rainforests of Madagascar spend the daytime buried in the ground. At night they hunt worms and insects. In contrast to most other species of frogs, they have real teeth. They live up to eight years and can grow to a size of twelve centimetres, although the females grow slightly bigger than the males. The spawning females lay around 1,500 eggs.
Status according to Red List:Least concern (LC)