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Description

Medium-sized species with stout appearance, 23-29 mm. Head and anterior part of dorsum covered by a sharply delimited yellow/green marking, posteriorly ending more or less straight in the three known specimens. Flanks, arms, legs, and posterior part of dorsum dark brown. Hands and fingertips without blue spots. Frenal stripe present, but thin, not reaching the snout tip. Upper part of iris with light pigment. Venter with small bluish spots, throat with a light horseshoe marking. No red, orange or yellow pattern on hindlimbs (Glaw and Vences 2007).

Similar species: Mantella laevigata has a dark throat and enlarged fingertips, and lacks a frenal stripe. Mantella viridis has partly greenish flanks and hindlimbs (Glaw and Vences 2007).

Taken with permission from 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, Köln.
  • Raxworthy, C., Vences, M., Glaw, F., Andreone, and Rabibisoa, N. (2008). Mantella manery. In: IUCN 2008. 2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. www.iucnredlist.org. Downloaded on 22 April 2009.
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Description

Medium-sized species with stout appearance, 23-29 mm. Head and anterior part of dorsum covered by a sharply delimited yellow/green marking, posteriorly ending more or less straight in the three known specimens. Flanks, arms, legs, and posterior part of dorsum dark brown. Hands and fingertips without blue spots. Frenal stripe present, but thin, not reaching the snout tip. Upper part of iris with light pigment. Venter with small bluish spots, throat with a light horseshoe marking. No red, orange or yellow pattern on hindlimbs (Glaw and Vences 2007).

Similar species: Mantella laevigata has a dark throat and enlarged fingertips, and lacks a frenal stripe. Mantella viridis has partly greenish flanks and hindlimbs (Glaw and Vences 2007).

Taken with permission from 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, Köln.
  • Raxworthy, C., Vences, M., Glaw, F., Andreone, and Rabibisoa, N. (2008). Mantella manery. In: IUCN 2008. 2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. www.iucnredlist.org. Downloaded on 22 April 2009.
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Distribution

Distribution and Habitat

Marojejy (Vences and Glaw 2007). It occurs between 300-700 m asl in mid-altitude rainforest (Raxworthy et al. 2008).

  • Glaw, F., and Vences, M. (2007). Field Guide to the Amphibians and Reptiles of Madagascar. Third Edition. Vences and Glaw Verlag, Köln.
  • Raxworthy, C., Vences, M., Glaw, F., Andreone, and Rabibisoa, N. (2008). Mantella manery. In: IUCN 2008. 2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. www.iucnredlist.org. Downloaded on 22 April 2009.
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Distribution and Habitat

Marojejy (Vences and Glaw 2007). It occurs between 300-700 m asl in mid-altitude rainforest (Raxworthy et al. 2008).

  • Glaw, F., and Vences, M. (2007). Field Guide to the Amphibians and Reptiles of Madagascar. Third Edition. Vences and Glaw Verlag, Köln.
  • Raxworthy, C., Vences, M., Glaw, F., Andreone, and Rabibisoa, N. (2008). Mantella manery. In: IUCN 2008. 2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. www.iucnredlist.org. Downloaded on 22 April 2009.
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Conservation

Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors

Habits: Two specimens were found along a large stony stream in primary forest. They were active during the day on the ground (Glaw and Vences 2007). Likely to reproduce by laying eggs on land, near water, and having larvae develop in the water, like other Mantella (Raxworthy et al. 2008).

Calls: Unknown (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, Köln.
  • Raxworthy, C., Vences, M., Glaw, F., Andreone, and Rabibisoa, N. (2008). Mantella manery. In: IUCN 2008. 2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. www.iucnredlist.org. Downloaded on 22 April 2009.
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Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors

Habits: Two specimens were found along a large stony stream in primary forest. They were active during the day on the ground (Glaw and Vences 2007). Likely to reproduce by laying eggs on land, near water, and having larvae develop in the water, like other Mantella (Raxworthy et al. 2008).

Calls: Unknown (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, Köln.
  • Raxworthy, C., Vences, M., Glaw, F., Andreone, and Rabibisoa, N. (2008). Mantella manery. In: IUCN 2008. 2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. www.iucnredlist.org. Downloaded on 22 April 2009.
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Threats

Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors

Appears to be a rare species. It occurs within one protected area, in Parc National de Marojejy. The second locality, within the Analabe Rainforest, is not protected but is not currently being logged as it is a remote site (Raxworthy et al. 2008).

  • Glaw, F., and Vences, M. (2007). Field Guide to the Amphibians and Reptiles of Madagascar. Third Edition. Vences and Glaw Verlag, Köln.
  • Raxworthy, C., Vences, M., Glaw, F., Andreone, and Rabibisoa, N. (2008). Mantella manery. In: IUCN 2008. 2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. www.iucnredlist.org. Downloaded on 22 April 2009.
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Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors

Appears to be a rare species. It occurs within one protected area, in Parc National de Marojejy. The second locality, within the Analabe Rainforest, is not protected but is not currently being logged as it is a remote site (Raxworthy et al. 2008).

  • Glaw, F., and Vences, M. (2007). Field Guide to the Amphibians and Reptiles of Madagascar. Third Edition. Vences and Glaw Verlag, Köln.
  • Raxworthy, C., Vences, M., Glaw, F., Andreone, and Rabibisoa, N. (2008). Mantella manery. In: IUCN 2008. 2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. www.iucnredlist.org. Downloaded on 22 April 2009.
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Marojejy mantella

The Marojejy Mantella (Mantella manery) is a species of frog in the Mantellidae family. It is endemic to Madagascar. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, rivers, swamps, and intermittent freshwater marshes. It is threatened by habitat loss.

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