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Brief Summary

Comprehensive Description

Distribution

    Distribution and Habitat
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    Widely distributed in eastern Madagascar (Vences and Glaw 2008). Ambatovaky, An’Ala, Andasibe, Andohahela, Andranomena, Anjozorobe, Bekazaha, Chaines Anosyennes, Ifanadiana, Ilampy, Isaka-Ivondro, Manantantely, Mantadia, Marojejy, Marovitsika, Midongy, Moramanga, Nahampoana, Ranomafana (Imaloka, Maharira forest, Ranomena, Vohiparara), near Ifanadiana, Sahembendrana, Tsararano, Vohidrazana, Zahamena (Glaw and Vences 2007). Found in rainforest and at forest edges at 200-900 m asl (Vences and Glaw 2008).

Trends

    Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
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    Habits: Juvenile and adult specimens are commonly encountered on the forest floor near streams. Males call during the day from the ground or from elevated positions up to 50 cm above the ground, such as tree holes (Glaw and Vences 2007). Breeds in brooks (Vences and Glaw 2008).

    Calls: Rapid series of 12-48 short pulsed notes. Notes are shorter and call series faster than in M. opiparis (Glaw and Vences 2007).

Threats

    Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
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    Abundant but decreasing. The main threat is habitat loss due to subsistence agriculture, logging, charcoal manufacture, invasion and spread of eucalyptus, grazing, and expanding human settlement. It does not tolerate heavy forest degradation. However, this species occurs within many protected areas (Vences and Glaw 2008).