Mantidactylus ambreensis 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Mantellidae

Scientific Name: Mantidactylus ambreensis
Species Authority: Mocquard, 1895
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: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-01-01
Assessor(s): Raxworthy, C.J. & Glaw, F.
Reviewer(s): Stuart, S.N., Chanson, J.S. & Cox, N.A.
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.
Previously published Red List assessments:
2004 Least Concern (LC)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known from several areas in northern and northwestern Madagascar, from Fôret d’Ambre Special Reserve and Montagne d'Ambre National Park (D'Cruze et al. 2008) south to near Maevatenana. It probably also occurs in other areas. It has been recorded at 200-1,150m asl.
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Population [top]

Population: It is a locally abundant species.
Current Population Trend: Decreasing
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It lives only in pristine rainforest, along streams and rivers on the forest floor. Its egg deposition site is not known, but tadpoles live 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 the Fôret d’Ambre Special Reserve, the Montagne d'Ambre National Park (D'Cruze et al. 2008) and Réserve Naturelle Intégrale du Tsaratanana.

Citation: Raxworthy, C.J. & Glaw, F. 2008. Mantidactylus ambreensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T57459A11643115. . Downloaded on 25 November 2015.
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