Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
Habits: A common species in Madagascars highlands and the only mantelline species that can even be found in Antananarivo, where it populates for example the Tsimbazaza garden. A secretive small species that can be seen jumping along small streams and that often calls during the day from very hidden positions in the deep grass along such streams; sometimes calls are also emitted at night from more exposed positions (Glaw and Vences 2007).
Calls: A series of 5-14 pulsed notes (Glaw and Vences 2007).
- Glaw, F., and Vences, M. (2007). Field Guide to the Amphibians and Reptiles of Madagascar. Third Edition. Vences and Glaw Verlag, KÃ¶ln.
- Vences, M. and Vallan, D. (2008). Mantidactylus alutus. In: IUCN 2008. 2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. www.iucnredlist.org. Downloaded on 31 March 2009.