Overview

Comprehensive Description

Description

Previously considered as M. curtus, populations from the Andringitra Massif have recently been resurrected under the name M. bourgati. Specimens of quite variable morphology and colouration can be found along streams both inside montane forest and above the treeline (Glaw and Vences 2007).

Taken with permission from Glaw and Vences (2007).

  • Vences, M. and Andreone, F. (2008). Mantidactylus bourgati. In: IUCN 2008. 2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. www.iucnredlist.org. Downloaded on 29 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 has been reliably identified only from the Andringitra Massif, at altitudes between 1,400 and 2,000 m asl. Further research might show it to occur more widely.
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Distribution and Habitat

Andringitra, Andohariana plateau, Imaitso forest (Glaw and Vences 2007). It occurs between 1,400-2,000 m asl in clean streams, generally within montane forest, and also in montane grassland above the treeline (Vences and Andreone 2008).

  • Vences, M. and Andreone, F. (2008). Mantidactylus bourgati. In: IUCN 2008. 2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. www.iucnredlist.org. Downloaded on 29 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 requires clean streams, usually in forest, and above the tree line in montane grassland. It breeds in streams by larval development. It probably does not occur in degraded habitats.

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
2008

Assessor/s
Miguel Vences, Franco Andreone

Reviewer/s
Simon Stuart, Neil Cox

Contributor/s

Justification
Listed as Data Deficient since it has only recently been revalidated, and there is still very little known about its extent of occurrence, area of occupancy, status and ecological requirements.
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Population

Population
There is no information on its abundance.

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

Breeding takes place in streams (Vences and Andreone 2008).

  • Vences, M. and Andreone, F. (2008). Mantidactylus bourgati. In: IUCN 2008. 2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. www.iucnredlist.org. Downloaded on 29 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
All currently known records are within a protected area, but if it occurs more widely, it could a be threatened by habitat loss.
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Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors

Abundance is not known. So far all known localities are within one protected area, Andringitra National Park. It probably does not tolerate degraded habitat (Vences and Andreone 2008).

  • Vences, M. and Andreone, F. (2008). Mantidactylus bourgati. In: IUCN 2008. 2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. www.iucnredlist.org. Downloaded on 29 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 the Andringitra National Park. Research is needed to determine its geographic range and ecological requirements.
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Wikipedia

Mantidactylus bourgati

Mantidactylus bourgati 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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