Mantella ebenaui


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Mantella ebenaui
Species Authority: (Boettger, 1880)
Taxonomic Notes: We follow Glaw and Vences (2006) and Rabemananjara et al. (2007) in treating populations from northeastern Madagascar and the Sambirano region of northwestern Madagascar, previously assigned to Mantella betsileo, as a separate species: Mantella ebenaui.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-01-01
Assessor(s): Franco Andreone, Miguel Vences
Reviewer(s): Simon Stuart, Neil Cox
Listed as Least Concern in view of its relatively wide distribution, tolerance of a broad range of habitats, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is widely distributed in northeastern Madagascar and the Sambirano region of northwestern Madagascar. It ranges from sea level up to 900m asl.
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Population [top]

Population: It is a locally abundant species.
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It occurs in a variety of habitats including rainforest, dry forest, degraded forest and in open areas. It is a terrestrial species. The eggs are laid on land near water, and the larvae develop in temporary and permanent pools, and sometimes in brooks.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): It is an adaptable species, and there are few, if any, habitat-related threats. It is has been suggested that over collecting for commercial and private purposes is a threat, but it is only traded in low numbers.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It occurs in many protected areas. It is listed on CITES Appendix II.

Citation: Franco Andreone, Miguel Vences 2008. Mantella ebenaui. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 04 September 2015.
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