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Mantidactylus aerumnalis

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA ANURA MANTELLIDAE

Scientific Name: Mantidactylus aerumnalis
Species Authority: (Peracca, 1893)
Taxonomic Notes: A revision of this species Group is in preparation (Vences and Glaw in prep.).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2008-01-01
Assessor/s: Franco Andreone, Miguel Vences
Reviewer/s: Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
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 is recorded from east-central and southeastern Madagascar, at 600-1,100m asl. Some specimens formerly assigned to this species are now thought to belong to M. brevipalmatus.
Countries:
Native:
Madagascar
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Population [top]

Population: It is a common species.
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is a forest floor species, living in rainforest, but not in secondary habitats. Its breeding is unknown, but the eggs are probably laid on land, with 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.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It occurs in several protected areas.
Citation: Franco Andreone, Miguel Vences 2004. Mantidactylus aerumnalis. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 19 April 2014.
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