Heterixalus luteostriatus


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Heterixalus luteostriatus
Species Authority: (Andersson, 1910)
Heterixalus boettgeri subspecies luteostriatus Laurent, 1950
Megalixalus boettgeri variety luteostriata Andersson, 1910

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-01-01
Assessor(s): Nussbaum, R., Andreone, F. & Vences, M.
Reviewer(s): Stuart, S.N., Chanson, J.S. & Cox, N.A.
Listed as Least Concern in view of its relatively wide distribution, tolerance of a broad range of habitats, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species occurs in northwestern and western Madagascar, where it is broadly distributed. It might occur between the mapped localities. It occurs up to 800m asl.
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Population [top]

Population: It is common where it has been found.
Population Trend: Stable

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

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It occurs in Parc National de Isalo and Parc National d'Ankarafantsika, and possibly in other protected areas.

Citation: Nussbaum, R., Andreone, F. & Vences, M. 2008. Heterixalus luteostriatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 03 September 2015.
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