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Gephyromantis blanci

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA ANURA MANTELLIDAE

Scientific Name: Gephyromantis blanci
Species Authority: Guibé, 1974
Synonym/s:
Mantidactylus blanci (Guibé, 1974)
Taxonomic Notes: This species was removed from the synonymy of Gephyromantis decaryi by Glaw and Vences (2000).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Near Threatened ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2008-01-01
Assessor/s: Miguel Vences, Frank Glaw
Reviewer/s: Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
Justification:
Listed as Near Threatened because its Extent of Occurrence is probably not much greater than 20,000 km2, and the extent and quality of its habitat are probably declining, thus making the species close to qualifying for Vulnerable.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species occurs in the Ranomafana area, south through the Andringitra Mountains to the Chaines Anosyennes, in south-eastern Madagascar. It has been recorded at 800-1,500m asl, and possibly also occurs lower than this.
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 is a terrestrial species of rainforest that is not tied to water, and also occurs in somewhat degraded habitats. Breeding presumably takes place by direct development.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Its forest habitat is receding due to subsistence agriculture, timber extraction, charcoal manufacture, the invasive spread of eucalyptus, livestock grazing and expanding human settlements.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It occurs in Parc National de Ranomafana and Parc National d’Andringitra.
Citation: Miguel Vences, Frank Glaw 2004. Gephyromantis blanci. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 24 April 2014.
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