Gephyromantis cornutus


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Gephyromantis cornutus
Species Authority: (Glaw & Vences, 1992)
Common Name(s):
English Horned Madagascar Frog
Mantidactylus cornutus Glaw & Vences, 1992
Taxonomic Notes: This species was revised by Glaw and Vences (2001), who described two sibling species: Gephyromantis tandroka, and G. tschenki.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-01-01
Assessor(s): Glaw, F. & Vences, M.
Reviewer(s): Stuart, S.N., Chanson, J.S. & Cox, N.A.
Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing uncertainties as to its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species from east-central Madagascar is known with certainty only from the vicinity of Andasibe and An'Ala. Records from other parts of Madagascar might be referable either to this species, or to Mantidactylus tandroka, M. tschenki, or M. moseri. It is likely to occur at least in Ambohitantely, Zahamena and Mantadia, and perhaps elsewhere. Its recorded altitudinal range is 850-1,200m asl, possibly higher.
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Population [top]

Population: It is an abundant species.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is usually observed near streams and tiny trickles of water in rainforest, where it climbs on low vegetation. It is almost never found in disturbed areas. Its breeding is unknown, and could either be by direct or larval development.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It occurs in the Réserve Spéciale d’Analamazaotra.

Citation: Glaw, F. & Vences, M. 2008. Gephyromantis cornutus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 01 September 2015.
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