The Seychelles frog measures 20 mm in length and inhabits leaf litter on the forest floor. They guard their eggs in terrestrial nests and care for their young. The female deposits 6-15 eggs in a hidden, damp nest, where they are guarded by one of the parents. The tiny tadpoles crawl onto the back of the guarding parent immediately after hatching, and become glued on by mucus. They subsequently metamorphose into miniscule froglets and remain on their parents back until they are ready to live independently. It is a locally common species in parts of its tiny range, but is now declining because of habitat loss in its limited distribution.
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