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Mantella nigricans

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA ANURA MANTELLIDAE

Scientific Name: Mantella nigricans
Species Authority: Guibé, 1978
Common Name(s):
English Guibé's Mantella
Synonym(s):
Mantella cowani subspecies nigricans Guibé, 1978
Mantella madagascariensis subspecies nigricans Busse, 1981
Taxonomic Notes: This species was elevated from subspecific to specific status by Vences, Glaw and Böhme (1999).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-01-01
Assessor(s): Raxworthy, C.J. & Andreone, F.
Reviewer(s): Stuart, S.N., Chanson, J.S. & Cox, N.A.
Justification:
Listed as Least Concern in view of its relatively wide distribution, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species occurs in northern and northeastern Madagascar from Tsaratanana south to Zamena, at 100-1,000m asl.
Countries:
Native:
Madagascar
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Population [top]

Population: It is a locally abundant species.
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It lives on the ground along streams in rainforest and forest edge, but not in severely degraded habitats. It presumably breeds like other mantellas, with the eggs laid on land, and the larvae developing in streams.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Its forest habitat is receding due to subsistence agriculture, timber extraction, charcoal manufacture, and invasive spread of eucalyptus, livestock grazing and expanding human settlements. It has so far only been traded in very small numbers, but there could be greater demand in the future.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It occurs in several protected areas. Any future trade in this species should be carefully regulated. It is listed on CITES Appendix II.

Citation: Raxworthy, C.J. & Andreone, F. 2008. Mantella nigricans. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 26 November 2014.
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