Overview

Comprehensive Description

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

Range Description

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

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
This terrestrial species is 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
DD
Data Deficient

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)

Contributor/s

Justification
Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing uncertainties as to its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.
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Population

Population
It is locally abundant.

Population Trend
Unknown
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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

Major Threats
Its forest habitat is receding due to subsistence agriculture, timber extraction, charcoal manufacture, invasive spread of eucalyptus, livestock grazing and expanding human settlements.
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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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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
It occurs in the Réserve Spéciale d’Analamazaotra.
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Wikipedia

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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