Mantella haraldmeieri


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Mantella haraldmeieri
Species Authority: Busse, 1981
Common Name/s:
English Haraldmeier's Mantella
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: 2004
Date Assessed: 2008-01-01
Assessor/s: Ronald Nussbaum, Christopher Raxworthy
Reviewer/s: Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
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: Ronald Nussbaum, Christopher Raxworthy 2004. Mantella haraldmeieri. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <>. Downloaded on 19 April 2014.
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