Mantidactylus bourgati 

Scope: Global
Language: English

Translate page into:

Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Mantellidae

Scientific Name: Mantidactylus bourgati
Species Authority: Guibé, 1974
Taxonomic Source(s): Frost, D.R. 2015. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. New York, USA. Available at:
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.
Countries occurrence:
Additional data:
Number of Locations:1
Lower elevation limit (metres):1400
Upper elevation limit (metres):2000
Range Map:Click here to open the map viewer and explore range.

Population [top]

Population:There is no information on its abundance.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

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 2008: e.T135792A4202132. . Downloaded on 28 May 2017.
Disclaimer: To make use of this information, please check the <Terms of Use>.
Feedback: If you see any errors or have any questions or suggestions on what is shown on this page, please provide us with feedback so that we can correct or extend the information provided