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Description

M 19-23 mm, F 25-27 mm. Tibiotarsal articulation reaches at most the nostril. Fifth toe shorter than third toe. Femoral glands in males distinct and prominent. Frenal stripe distinct, well defined, continued until nostril. Ventrally with a dark throat with a median row of larger white spots (Glaw and Vences 2007).

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  • Glaw, F. and Vences, M. (2008). Mantidactylus albofrenatus. 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, Köln.
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Description

M 19-23 mm, F 25-27 mm. Tibiotarsal articulation reaches at most the nostril. Fifth toe shorter than third toe. Femoral glands in males distinct and prominent. Frenal stripe distinct, well defined, continued until nostril. Ventrally with a dark throat with a median row of larger white spots (Glaw and Vences 2007).

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

  • Glaw, F. and Vences, M. (2008). Mantidactylus albofrenatus. 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, Köln.
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Distribution

Distribution and Habitat

This species, as recently redefined, is known only from two localities, Andasibe and An'Ala, at 850-900m asl (Glaw and Vences 2008).

  • Glaw, F. and Vences, M. (2008). Mantidactylus albofrenatus. 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, Köln.
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Distribution and Habitat

This species, as recently redefined, is known only from two localities, Andasibe and An'Ala, at 850-900m asl (Glaw and Vences 2008).

  • Glaw, F. and Vences, M. (2008). Mantidactylus albofrenatus. 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, Köln.
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Conservation

Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors

Habits: Found along small rainforest streams at mid-altitudes. Males call during the day from hidden positions on the ground in the immediate proximity of streams (Glaw and Vences 2007).

Calls: A rapid series of 31-36 short pulsed notes (Glaw and Vences 2007).

  • Glaw, F. and Vences, M. (2008). Mantidactylus albofrenatus. 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, Köln.
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Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors

Habits: Found along small rainforest streams at mid-altitudes. Males call during the day from hidden positions on the ground in the immediate proximity of streams (Glaw and Vences 2007).

Calls: A rapid series of 31-36 short pulsed notes (Glaw and Vences 2007).

  • Glaw, F. and Vences, M. (2008). Mantidactylus albofrenatus. 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, Köln.
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Threats

Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors

This species is listed as data deficient because of continuing uncertainties as to its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements. Though it occurs in the Réserve Spéciale d’Analamazaotra, its forest habitat is receding due to subsistence agriculture, timber extraction, charcoal manufacture, invasive spread of eucalyptus, livestock grazing and expanding human settlements (Glaw and Vences 2008).

  • Glaw, F. and Vences, M. (2008). Mantidactylus albofrenatus. 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, Köln.
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Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors

This species is listed as data deficient because of continuing uncertainties as to its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements. Though it occurs in the Réserve Spéciale d’Analamazaotra, its forest habitat is receding due to subsistence agriculture, timber extraction, charcoal manufacture, invasive spread of eucalyptus, livestock grazing and expanding human settlements (Glaw and Vences 2008).

  • Glaw, F. and Vences, M. (2008). Mantidactylus albofrenatus. 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, Köln.
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Mantidactylus albofrenatus

Mantidactylus albofrenatus 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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