Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Mantellidae

Scientific Name: Mantella haraldmeieri
Species Authority: Busse, 1981
Common Name(s):
English Haraldmeier's Mantella, Tolagnaro Golden Frog
Mantella madagascariensis subspecies haraldmeieri Busse, 1981
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: This species might be a colour morph of Mantella baroni (F. Glaw pers. comm.).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-01-01
Assessor(s): Nussbaum, R. & Raxworthy, C.J.
Reviewer(s): Stuart, S.N., Chanson, J.S. & Cox, N.A.
Listed as Vulnerable because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 20,000 km2, all individuals are in fewer than ten locations, and there is likely to be continuing decline in the extent and quality of its forest habitat in southeastern Madagascar.
Previously published Red List assessments:
2004 Vulnerable (VU)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known from at least ten localities in extreme south-eastern Madagascar, at 300-950m asl.
Countries occurrence:
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Population [top]

Population: It is locally common.
Current Population Trend: Decreasing
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is a terrestrial species in rainforest, including in slightly degraded forest. It lives along brooks and streams. The eggs are laid on land, and the larvae develop in streams.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Its forest habitat is receding due to subsistence agriculture (including livestock grazing), timber extraction, charcoal manufacture, the spread of invasive eucalyptus, and expanding human settlements. It has appeared in very small numbers in the pet trade, but is not likely to be heavily collected.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It occurs in Parc National d'Andohahela. It is listed on CITES Appendix II.

Citation: Nussbaum, R. & Raxworthy, C.J. 2008. Mantella haraldmeieri. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T57444A11640290. . Downloaded on 06 October 2015.
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