Mantidactylus charlotteae


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Mantidactylus charlotteae
Species Authority: Vences and Glaw, 2003
Taxonomic Notes: This species was recently separated from Mantidactylus albofrenatus (Vences and Glaw, 2003).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2008-01-01
Assessor/s: Frank Glaw, Miguel Vences
Reviewer/s: Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its 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 from eastern Madagascar occurs widely in the coastal rainforest belt from Marojejy southwards, probably as far as Andohahela. It occurs from sea level up to 600m asl.
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Population [top]

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

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is a terrestrial species, often found near streams, usually in pristine or only slightly disturbed rainforest. It breeds in streams, and the eggs are presumably laid on land.
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: Frank Glaw, Miguel Vences 2004. Mantidactylus charlotteae. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <>. Downloaded on 17 April 2014.
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