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 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 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)
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 occurrence:
Additional data:
Lower elevation limit (metres):1300
Upper elevation limit (metres):1800
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Population [top]

Population:It is a relatively rare species (M. Vences pers. comm.).
Current Population Trend:Decreasing
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

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 2008: e.T136059A4224829. . Downloaded on 25 May 2017.
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