Overview

Comprehensive Description

Description

M 32-41 mm, F 37-46 mm. Closely related and very similar to M. ulcerosus (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.
  • Vences, M., Andreone, F., and Glaw, F. (2008). Mantidactylus bellyi. In: IUCN 2008. 2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. www.iucnredlist.org. Downloaded on 29 April 2009.
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Distribution

Range Description

This species is reliably known from Fôret d’Ambre Special Reserve, Montagne d’Ambre National Park (D'Cruze et al. 2008), Ankarana, and Montagne des Français in northern Madagascar, and Andape in the northeast (Glaw and Vences 2006; D'Cruz et al. 2007; Glaw and Vences 2007). The species can be expected to occur more widely within its range in northern and northeastern Madagascar. It occurs at 100-1,100m asl.
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Distribution and Habitat

Andapa, Montagne des Français, Ankarana, Montagne d’Ambre (Glaw and Vences 2007). Probably occurs more widely. It has been found between 100-1,100 m asl along streams of evergreen forest and dry forest. It also inhabits degraded habitats, with one specimen found in a ditch within degraded forest near a town (Vences 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.
  • Vences, M., Andreone, F., and Glaw, F. (2008). Mantidactylus bellyi. In: IUCN 2008. 2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. www.iucnredlist.org. Downloaded on 29 April 2009.
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
It lives along streams in evergreen forest and dry forest, and also survives in degraded habitats. It has been found in a ditch in degraded forest near the edge of a town. It breeds in streams.

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
2008

Assessor/s
Miguel Vences, Franco Andreone, Frank Glaw

Reviewer/s
Simon Stuart, Neil Cox

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Justification
Listed as Least Concern because it probably has a relatively wide distribution, is tolerant of habitat degradation, has a 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 common species (M. Vences pers. comm.) and is abundant on the Montagne des Français (D'Cruz et al. 2007).

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

Habits: Similar to M. ulcerosus (Glaw and Vences 2007). Breeding takes place in streams (Vences et al. 2008).

Calls: A single, relatively short pulsed note of low intensity (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.
  • Vences, M., Andreone, F., and Glaw, F. (2008). Mantidactylus bellyi. In: IUCN 2008. 2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. www.iucnredlist.org. Downloaded on 29 April 2009.
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Threats

Major Threats
It is an adaptable species that is not facing any significant threats.
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Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors

Common. It occurs in one protected area, the Mont d'Ambre National Park. This species can tolerate degraded habitat and appears to be an adaptable species (Vences 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.
  • Vences, M., Andreone, F., and Glaw, F. (2008). Mantidactylus bellyi. In: IUCN 2008. 2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. www.iucnredlist.org. Downloaded on 29 April 2009.
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
It occurs in the Fôret d’Ambre Special Reserve and the Mont d'Ambre National Park (D'Cruze et al. 2008). The Montagne des Français has been granted Temporary Protected Area Status (the first of three steps necessary to create a permanently protected area) (D'Cruze et al. 2007). Research is needed to determine its geographic range and ecological requirements.
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Wikipedia

Mantidactylus bellyi

Mantidactylus bellyi is a species of frog in the Mantellidae family. The species is endemic to Madagascar.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b IUCN Redlist Retrieved August 23, 2012


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