Heterixalus luteostriatus 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Hyperoliidae

Scientific Name: Heterixalus luteostriatus
Species Authority: (Andersson, 1910)
Heterixalus boettgeri ssp. luteostriatus (Andersson, 1910)
Megalixalus boettgeri var. luteostriata Andersson, 1910
Taxonomic Source(s): Frost, D.R. 2015. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. New York, USA. Available at:

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2016
Date Assessed: 2016-02-26
Assessor(s): IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group
Reviewer(s): Luedtke, J.
Contributor(s): Andreone, F., Vences, M. & Nussbaum, R.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Hobin, L.
Listed as Least Concern in view of its relatively wide distribution, tolerance of a broad range of habitats and presumed large population.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species occurs in northwestern and western Madagascar, where it is broadly distributed including the Isalo Massif (Mercurio et al. 2008), Tsingy de Bemaraha (Bora et al. 2009) and Beronto (Rakotondravony & Goodman 2011), between 0-1780 m asl. It might occur between the mapped localities.
Countries occurrence:
Additional data:
Upper elevation limit (metres):1780
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Population [top]

Population:It is common where it has been found and the population trend is believed to be stable.
Current Population Trend:Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It lives in dry forests, deforested areas, agricultural areas, especially rice fields. It breeds in temporary and permanent still water, including in rice fields.
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater
Movement patterns:Not a Migrant

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: There are no records of this species being utilized.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): It is probably not affected by deforestation, and is adaptable and is unlikely to be threatened.

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).

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Conservation Actions
It occurs in Isalo and Ankarafantsika National Parks, and possibly in other protected areas.

Research Needed
Further research is 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. 2016. Heterixalus luteostriatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T56101A84160295. . Downloaded on 22 October 2016.
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