Guibemantis albolineatus 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Mantellidae

Scientific Name: Guibemantis albolineatus
Species Authority: (Blommers-Schlösser & Blanc, 1991)
Common Name(s):
English White-lined Madagascar Frog
Mantidactylus albolineatus Blommers-Schlösser & Blanc, 1991
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:

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-01-01
Assessor(s): Raxworthy, C.J. & Nussbaum, R.
Reviewer(s): Stuart, S.N., Chanson, J.S. & Cox, N.A.
Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing doubts as to its taxonomic status, extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.
Previously published Red List assessments:
2004 Data Deficient (DD)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species was stated in the original description to be widely distributed in eastern and central Madagascar, and also to occur in Andohahela in south-eastern Madagascar. However, taxonomic confusion between this species and Mantidactylus bicalcaratus makes its distribution very unclear. Its altitudinal range is 300-1,500m asl.
Countries occurrence:
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Population [top]

Population: The population status of this species is unknown.
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This is an arboreal inhabitat of rainforest, being particularly associated with screw pines (Pandanus spp.). It is only found in pristine forest. The eggs are laid in leaf axils (often of Pandanus), and this is where the larvae also develop.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Its forest habitat is receding due to subsistence agriculture, timber extraction, charcoal manufacture, invasive spread of eucalyptus, livestock grazing and expanding human settlements. It is probably also affected by the collection of Pandanus, which is used for the roofs of huts.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species occurs in Parc National d'Andohahela and Parc National de Marojejy, and probably also in other protected areas. Its taxonomy needs revision (Raxworthy and Vences pers. comm.).

Citation: Raxworthy, C.J. & Nussbaum, R. 2008. Guibemantis albolineatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T57455A11642601. . Downloaded on 27 November 2015.
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