Aglyptodactylus laticeps 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Mantellidae

Scientific Name: Aglyptodactylus laticeps
Species Authority: Glaw, Vences & Böhme, 1998
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: Endangered B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-01-01
Assessor(s): Glaw, F. & Vences, M.
Reviewer(s): Stuart, S.N., Chanson, J.S. & Cox, N.A.
Listed as Endangered because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 5,000 km2, all individuals are in a single location, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat in the Kirindy Forest.
Previously published Red List assessments:
2004 Endangered (EN)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is only known from Kirindy Forest (not Kirindy-Mitea) in western Madagascar, at around 100m asl.
Countries occurrence:
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Population [top]

Population: It is a locally abundant species.
Current Population Trend: Decreasing
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It inhabits dry deciduous forest, and has not been found outside forest in open areas, but does occur in somewhat degraded forest. It breeds in temporary pools and puddles; the larvae grow rapidly, developing in 12 days.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Kirindy Forest is seriously threatened by subsistence farming, wood extraction, and livestock.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The Kirindy Forest forms part of the Menabe Forest complex, which has been proposed as part of the Systéme d’Aires Protégées de Madagascar.

Citation: Glaw, F. & Vences, M. 2008. Aglyptodactylus laticeps. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T57383A11617230. . Downloaded on 25 November 2015.
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