Aglyptodactylus securifer 

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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: 2016
Date Assessed: 2015-11-23
Assessor(s): IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group
Reviewer(s): Stuart, S.N.
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:

Geographic Range [top]

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).
Countries occurrence:
Additional data:
Upper elevation limit (metres):520
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Population [top]

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
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 by larval development in pools or marshy areas, both temporary and permanent, including still pools in dried up riverbeds.
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater
Continuing decline in area, extent and/or quality of habitat:Yes
Movement patterns:Not a Migrant

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: There are no records of this species being utilized.

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: Conservation Actions
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.

Conservation Needed
Improved habitat protection is required within known protected areas.

Research Needed
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 22 October 2016.
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