Gephyromantis decaryi


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Gephyromantis decaryi
Species Authority: Angel, 1930
Mantidactylus decaryi (Angel, 1930)
Taxonomic Notes: This species can be confused with Gephyromantis boulengeri and G. leucomaculatus (F. Andreone pers. comm.). Gephyromantis blanci was recently removed from the synonymy of G. 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: Frank Glaw, John Cadle
Reviewer/s: Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
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 is known from many localities in south-eastern Madagascar from Ranomafana south to Midongy-du-Sud, from 700-1,050m asl.
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Population [top]

Population: It is a locally common species.
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It inhabits primary and secondary rainforest, and is sometimes found in quite disturbed habitats. Breeding takes place by direct development, and away from water.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): This species is threatened by the loss and degradation of its forest habitat 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 Parc National de Ranomafana, the Réserve Spéciale du Pic Ivohibe, and Parc National de Midongy-du-Sud.
Citation: Frank Glaw, John Cadle 2004. Gephyromantis decaryi. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <>. Downloaded on 24 April 2014.
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