Aglyptodactylus laticeps


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Aglyptodactylus laticeps
Species Authority: Glaw, Vences, Böhme, 1998

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2008-01-01
Assessor/s: Frank Glaw, Miguel Vences
Reviewer/s: Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
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.

Geographic Range [top]

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

Population: It is a locally abundant species.
Population Trend: Decreasing

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: Frank Glaw, Miguel Vences 2004. Aglyptodactylus laticeps. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <>. Downloaded on 24 April 2014.
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