Mantidactylus bourgati


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Mantidactylus bourgati
Species Authority: Guibé, 1974
Taxonomic Notes: We follow Glaw and Vences (2006) in separating this species from Mantidactylus curtus.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-01-01
Assessor(s): Miguel Vences, Franco Andreone
Reviewer(s): Simon Stuart, Neil Cox
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.

Geographic Range [top]

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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Population [top]

Population: There is no information on its abundance.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

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

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): All currently known records are within a protected area, but if it occurs more widely, it could a be threatened by habitat loss.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It occurs in the Andringitra National Park. Research is needed to determine its geographic range and ecological requirements.

Citation: Miguel Vences, Franco Andreone 2008. Mantidactylus bourgati. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 02 April 2015.
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