|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: 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):||Glaw, F., Scherz, D. & Vences, M.|
|Facilitator/Compiler(s):||Luedtke, J. & Hobin, L.|
Listed as Least Concern in view of its presumed wide distribution, tolerance of a degree of habitat modification and presumed large population.
|Previously published Red List assessments:|
|Range Description:||This species occurs from the northeast (Loky-Manambato) to the far north (Ampombofofo; Megson et al. 2009) of Madagascar down along the northwestern and western coasts to Kelifely and the Makay Massif (Rakotondravony & Goodman 2011). Its true geographic range is still not well understood and it could occur between recorded localities. It is a low-altitude species, occurring below 520 m asl (Rakotondravony & Goodman 2011).|
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|Population:||It is probably common, but it is hard to find when it is not breeding. Due to ongoing declines in the extent and quality of habitat, the population is suspected to be decreasing.|
|Current Population Trend:||Decreasing|
|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 by larval development in pools or marshy areas, both temporary and permanent, including still pools in dried up riverbeds.|
|Continuing decline in area, extent and/or quality of habitat:||Yes|
|Movement patterns:||Not a Migrant|
|Use and Trade:||There are no records of this species being utilized.|
|Major Threat(s):||Its forest habitat is receding due to subsistence agriculture, timber extraction, charcoal manufacture, and livestock grazing, fires and expanding human settlements.|
It occurs in the Montagne des Français Reserve, Fôret d'Ambre Special Reserve, Anakarana National Park, Manongarivo Special Reserve, Sahamalaza National Park, Beanka New Protected Area, Tsingy de Bemahara National Park, Analamera and Daraina Reserves.
Improved habitat protection is required within known protected areas.
Further work is required to verify its distribution in the region.
|Citation:||IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group. 2016. Aglyptodactylus securifer. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T57385A84161254.Downloaded on 21 February 2017.|
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