Mantella haraldmeieri


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

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 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.

Geographic Range [top]

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

Population: It is locally common.
Population Trend: Decreasing

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. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 02 September 2015.
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