Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Mantellidae

Scientific Name: Laliostoma labrosum
Species Authority: (Cope, 1868)
Common Name(s):
English Madagascar Bullfrog
Pyxicephalus labrosus (Cope, 1868)
Pyxicephalus madagascariensis Grandidier, 1872
Rana labrosa (Cope, 1868)
Tomopterna labrosa Cope, 1868
Taxonomic Source(s): Frost, D.R. 2013. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 5.6 (9 January 2013). Electronic Database. American Museum of Natural History, New York, USA. Available at:
Taxonomic Notes: We follow Vences et al. (2000) in considering this species to belong to the genus Laliostoma in the family Mantellidae, rather than to the genus Tomopterna in the family Pyxicephalidae.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-01-01
Assessor(s): Nussbaum, R., Vences, M. & Andreone, F.
Reviewer(s): Stuart, S.N., Chanson, J.S. & Cox, N.A.
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, tolerance of a broad range of habitats, 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 is widely distributed in northern, west central, and southwestern Madagascar below 800m asl.
Countries occurrence:
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Population [top]

Population: It is a very abundant species.
Current Population Trend: Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is a species of the drier parts of Madagascar, occurring in open areas, including rice fields and other agricultural sites, savannahs, semi-desert scrub, dry deciduous forest, littoral forest, also locally outside forest in some more humid areas. It is often associated with sandy soils, and is fossorial outside the breeding season. It breeds explosively in temporary ponds.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): It is probably not affected by deforestation, and is adaptable and is unlikely to be threatened.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It occurs in several protected areas.

Citation: Nussbaum, R., Vences, M. & Andreone, F. 2008. Laliostoma labrosum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T57437A11639010. . Downloaded on 13 October 2015.
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