Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Mantellidae

Scientific Name: Gephyromantis decaryi
Species Authority: Angel, 1930
Common Name(s):
English Decary's Madagascar Frog
Mantidactylus decaryi (Angel, 1930)
Taxonomic Source(s): Frost, D.R. 2013. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 5.6 (9 January 2013). Electronic Database. American Museum of Natural History, New York, USA. Available at:
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: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-01-01
Assessor(s): Glaw, F. & Cadle, J.
Reviewer(s): Stuart, S.N., Chanson, J.S. & Cox, N.A.
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.
Previously published Red List assessments:
2004 Near Threatened (NT)

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.
Countries occurrence:
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Population [top]

Population: It is a locally common species.
Current Population Trend: Decreasing
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

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: Glaw, F. & Cadle, J. 2008. Gephyromantis decaryi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T57475A11644676. . Downloaded on 09 October 2015.
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