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Mantidactylus delormei

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA ANURA MANTELLIDAE

Scientific Name: Mantidactylus delormei
Species Authority: Angel, 1938
Taxonomic Notes: We follow Glaw and Vences (2006) in removing this species from the synonymy of Mantidactylus brevipalmatus.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-01-01
Assessor(s): Simon Stuart
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
Justification:
Listed as Vulnerable, in view of its extent of occurrence of less than 20,000 km2, with all individuals in fewer than ten locations, and a continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species has so far been recorded only from the Andringitra Massif, and from Maharira forest in Ranomafana National Park, at 1,300-1,800m asl. Both localities are in southeastern Madagascar.
Countries:
Native:
Madagascar
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Population [top]

Population: It is a relatively rare species (M. Vences pers. comm.).
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It lives alongside streams in mid to high-elevation forests, and has not been found in more open forest habitats. It breeds in streams.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Its currently known sites are within protected areas, but it probably occurs in other unprotected sites which are likely to be subject to forest loss.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It has been recorded from Andringitra and Ranomafana National Parks. Work is needed to determine its geographic distribution, ecological requirements and conservation needs.

Citation: Simon Stuart 2008. Mantidactylus delormei. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 30 October 2014.
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