Aglyptodactylus securifer 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Mantellidae

Scientific Name: Aglyptodactylus securifer
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: Least Concern 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 Least Concern in view of its presumed wide distribution, tolerance of a degree of habitat modification, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
Previously published Red List assessments:
2004 Least Concern (LC)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species in western, northwestern and northern Madagascar, with records from the following localities: Kirindy Forest (not Kirindy-Mitea); Sahamalaza Peninsula (Berara); Tsingy de Bemahara; Benavony; Montagne des Français and Fôret D'Ambre Special Reserve (D'Cruze et al. 2008). It was recently described and so its true geographic range is still not very well known, and it probably occurs between the recorded localities. Populations from west Madagascar previously attributed to Aglyptodactylus madagascariensis might belong to this species. It is a low-altitude, occurring below 300m asl.
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Population [top]

Population: It is probably common, but it is hard to find when it is not breeding.
Current Population Trend: Decreasing
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It lives in dry and humid tropical forests, and also in somewhat degraded forest, but it is not found outside the forest. It breeds in pools or marshy areas, both temporary and permanent, including still pools in dried up riverbeds.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Its forest habitat is receding due to subsistence agriculture, timber extraction, charcoal manufacture, and livestock grazing, fires and expanding human settlements.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It occurs in the Réserve Spéciale de Manongarivo; Parc National Tsingy de Bemahara; and Fôret D'Ambre Special Reserve (D'Cruze et al. 2008).

Citation: Glaw, F. & Vences, M. 2008. Aglyptodactylus securifer. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T57385A11617736. . Downloaded on 08 February 2016.
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