|Scientific Name:||Heterixalus luteostriatus (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: http://research.amnh.org/herpetology/amphibia/index.html.|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group|
|Contributor(s):||Andreone, F., Vences, M. & Nussbaum, R.|
Listed as Least Concern in view of its relatively wide distribution, tolerance of a broad range of habitats and presumed large population.
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|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.|
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|Population:||It is common where it has been found and the population trend is believed to be stable.|
|Current Population Trend:||Stable|
|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.|
|Movement patterns:||Not a Migrant|
|Use and Trade:||There are no records of this species being utilized.|
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).
It occurs in Isalo and Ankarafantsika National Parks, and possibly in other protected areas.
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 17 January 2018.|