Gephyromantis corvus


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Gephyromantis corvus
Species Authority: (Glaw and Vences, 1994)
Mantidactylus corvus Glaw and Vences, 1994

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2008-01-01
Assessor/s: Frank Glaw, Christopher Raxworthy, Franco Andreone, Miguel Vences, Nirhy H.C. Rabibisoa
Reviewer/s: Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
Listed as Endangered because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 5,000km2, it is known from fewer than five locations, and the extent of its dry forest habitat in west-central Madagascar is declining.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species occurs in west-central Madagascar, where it is known only from the Isalo Massif. Records from Analavelona are not confirmed. Records from Tsingy de Bemaraha and the Kelifely Plateau refer to an undescribed species. It has been recorded at 200-800m asl.
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Population [top]

Population: It is not a common species.
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It lives in dry tropical forest, usually near streams, and often in canyons, and has not so far been found in disturbed areas. Breeding takes place in pools in permanent streams.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The major threat is habitat loss due to subsistence agriculture, timber extraction, charcoal manufacture, fire, livestock grazing, and expanding human settlements. Not all of the Isalo Massif is protected.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It occurs in Parc National de Isalo.
Citation: Frank Glaw, Christopher Raxworthy, Franco Andreone, Miguel Vences, Nirhy H.C. Rabibisoa 2004. Gephyromantis corvus. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <>. Downloaded on 20 April 2014.
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