Overview

Comprehensive Description

Description

M 22-26 mm, F 26-32 mm. Tibiotarsal articulation reaches at most the nostril. Fifth toe shorter than third toe. Femoral glands in males often small and not very prominent. Frenal stripe mostly rather distinct and well defined but usually fading before reaching the nostril. Ventrally often with a dark throat with a thin light median line (Glaw and Vences 2007).

Variation: As currently understood this species contains various cryptic species, among them a form from the Ranomafana area (Glaw and Vences 2007).

Taken with permission from Glaw and Vences (2007) and Glaw and Vences (2008).

  • Glaw, F., and Vences, M. (2008). Mantidactylus charlotteae. In: IUCN 2008. 2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. www.iucnredlist.org. Downloaded on 08 April 2009.
  • Glaw, F., and Vences, M. (2007). Field Guide to the Amphibians and Reptiles of Madagascar. Third Edition. Vences and Glaw Verlag, Köln.
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Distribution

Range Description

This species from eastern Madagascar occurs widely in the coastal rainforest belt from Marojejy southwards, probably as far as Andohahela. It occurs from sea level up to 600m asl.
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Distribution and Habitat

Ambatobe, Ambolokopatrika corridor, Ampokafo, Anjanaharibe, Besariaka, Fizoana, Foulpointe, Maroantsetra, Marojejy, Navana, Nosy Boraha, Nosy Mangabe, Rantabe, Sahafary, Voloina (Glaw and Vences 2007). It occurs from sea level up to 600 m asl, in pristine or slightly disturbed rainforest (Glaw and Vences 2008).

  • Glaw, F., and Vences, M. (2008). Mantidactylus charlotteae. In: IUCN 2008. 2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. www.iucnredlist.org. Downloaded on 08 April 2009.
  • Glaw, F., and Vences, M. (2007). Field Guide to the Amphibians and Reptiles of Madagascar. Third Edition. Vences and Glaw Verlag, Köln.
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
It is a terrestrial species, often found near streams, usually in pristine or only slightly disturbed rainforest. It breeds in streams, and the eggs are presumably laid on land.

Systems
  • Terrestrial
  • Freshwater
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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
LC
Least Concern

Red List Criteria

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2004

Assessor/s
Frank Glaw, Miguel Vences

Reviewer/s
Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)

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Justification
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
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Population

Population
It is a very abundant species.

Population Trend
Decreasing
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Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors

Habits: A locally very common species in low-altitude rainforests along the east coast. Males call during the day from dense vegetation along streams (Glaw and Vences 2007).

Calls: From Foulpointe. Slow series of 16-21 relatively long pulsed notes (Glaw and Vences 2007).

  • Glaw, F., and Vences, M. (2008). Mantidactylus charlotteae. In: IUCN 2008. 2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. www.iucnredlist.org. Downloaded on 08 April 2009.
  • Glaw, F., and Vences, M. (2007). Field Guide to the Amphibians and Reptiles of Madagascar. Third Edition. Vences and Glaw Verlag, Köln.
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Threats

Major Threats
Its forest habitat is receding due to subsistence agriculture, timber extraction, charcoal manufacture, and invasive spread of eucalyptus, livestock grazing and expanding human settlements.
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Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors

Abundant but decreasing. This species is found within several protected areas. Can tolerate slightly disturbed forest. The main threat is habitat loss due to subsistence agriculture, logging, charcoal manufacture, invasion and spread of eucalyptus, grazing and expanding human settlement (Glaw and Vences 2008).

  • Glaw, F., and Vences, M. (2008). Mantidactylus charlotteae. In: IUCN 2008. 2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. www.iucnredlist.org. Downloaded on 08 April 2009.
  • Glaw, F., and Vences, M. (2007). Field Guide to the Amphibians and Reptiles of Madagascar. Third Edition. Vences and Glaw Verlag, Köln.
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
It occurs in several protected areas.
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Wikipedia

Mantidactylus charlotteae

Mantidactylus charlotteae is a species of frog in the Mantellidae family. It is endemic to Madagascar. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and rivers. It is threatened by habitat loss.

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