|Scientific Name:||Mantidactylus delormei Angel, 1938|
|Taxonomic Source(s):||Frost, D.R. 2015. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. New York, USA. Available at: http://research.amnh.org/herpetology/amphibia/index.html.|
|Taxonomic Notes:||We follow Glaw and Vences (2006) in removing this species from the synonymy of Mantidactylus brevipalmatus.|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Endangered B1ab(iii) ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group|
|Contributor(s):||Glaw, F., Scherz, M.D. & Stuart, S.N.|
Listed as Endangered because its range has an extent of occurrence (EOO) of 4,700 km2, with all individuals in three threat-defined locations, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat.
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|Range Description:||This species has so far been recorded only from the Andringitra Massif, and from Maharira forest in Ranomafana National Park, southeastern Madagascar; between 1,300–1,800 m Asl. The EOO of its current known range is 4,700 km2, and is estimated to represent three threat-defined locations.|
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|Population:||It is a relatively rare species (M. Vences pers. comm.) and its population is suspected to be decreasing due to ongoing decline in the quality and extent of its habitat.|
|Current Population Trend:||Decreasing|
|Habitat and Ecology:||It lives alongside streams in mid to high-elevation forests, and has not been found in more open forest habitats. Males call during the day and at dusk from the ground along streams (Glaw and Vences 2007), and the species breeds in streams.|
|Continuing decline in area, extent and/or quality of habitat:||Yes|
|Movement patterns:||Not a Migrant|
|Use and Trade:||There are no records of this species being utilized.|
It is currently known from sites within protected areas, but it probably occurs between these areas at unprotected sites, which are likely to be subject to forest loss from agriculture and logging.
Species in this genus have tested positive for Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (Bd), however currently there have been no negative effects observed within amphibian populations in Madagascar suggesting the Bd strain has a low virulence level (Bletz et al. 2015).
This species has been recorded from Andringitra and Ranomafana National Parks.
Ongoing and improved protection of known sites and the habitat on which the species relies is required.
Research is needed to determine its geographic distribution, ecological requirements and conservation needs. It is also essential to fully understand the distribution, origin, type and virulence of Bd lineages found in Madagascar (Bletz et al. 2015).
|Citation:||IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group. 2017. Mantidactylus delormei. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T136059A84184973.Downloaded on 24 September 2017.|
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