Perhaps the smallest frog in the world, Gardiners Seychelles frog grows to a maximum of just 11 mm. This species is ground-dwelling and forages at night for small invertebrates, such as mites. It breeds on land, where this species lays small clumps of eggs on moist ground. Breeding is known to occur throughout the year and the young do not hatch as tadpoles, but as fully metamorphosed froglets. This species is common at many sites, but populations are declining across their tiny range because of habitat degradation, mainly due to fire and invasive species, agriculture, human settlement, timber, and the tourism industry, particularly on the larger and more populated island of Mahé.
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