Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
This species is listed as least concern in view of its wide distribution, tolerance of a broad range of habitats, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category. Its population is stable and it lives near seeps and tiny amounts of slow-flowing water in open areas, rice paddies and other agricultural areas, forest edge, and inside montane forest. It has been found in gardens in Antananarivo. The egg deposition side is unknown, but the tadpoles have been found in seeps. It is probably not affected by deforestation, and is adaptable and is unlikely to be threatened (Vences and Vallan 2008).
- 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.
- Glaw, F., and Vences, M. (2007). Field Guide to the Amphibians and Reptiles of Madagascar. Third Edition. Vences and Glaw Verlag, KÃ¶ln.
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