|Scientific Name:||Gephyromantis decaryi Angel, 1930|
Mantidactylus decaryi (Angel, 1930)
|Taxonomic Source(s):||Frost, D.R. 2015. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. New York, USA. Available at: http://research.amnh.org/herpetology/amphibia/index.html.|
|Taxonomic Notes:||This species can be confused with Gephyromantis boulengeri and G. leucomaculatus (F. Andreone pers. comm.). Gephyromantis blanci was removed from the synonymy of G. decaryi by Glaw and Vences (2000).|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Near Threatened ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group|
|Contributor(s):||Glaw, F., Cadle, J. & Scherz, D.|
|Facilitator/Compiler(s):||Luedtke, J. & Hobin, L.|
Listed as Near Threatened because its extent of occurrence is 27,279 km2 and the extent and quality of its habitat are declining, making it close to qualifying for Vulnerable under B1.
|Previously published Red List assessments:|
|Range Description:||This species is known from many localities in southeastern Madagascar from Ranomafana south to Midongy-du-Sud from 700-1,050m asl. Its extent of occurrence (EOO) is 27,279 km2.|
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|Population:||It is a locally common species, but due to ongoing declines in the extent and quality of habitat the population is suspected to be decreasing.|
|Current Population Trend:||Decreasing|
|Habitat and Ecology:||It inhabits primary and secondary rainforest, and is sometimes found in disturbed areas indicating a degree of resilience to habitat disturbance. Breeding is thought to take place by direct development and away from water.|
|Continuing decline in area, extent and/or quality of habitat:||Yes|
|Movement patterns:||Not a Migrant|
|Use and Trade:||There are no records of this species being utilized.|
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.
Species in this genus have tested positive for Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (Bd), however currently there have been no negative effects observed within amphibian populations in Madagascar suggesting the Bd strain has a low virulence level (Bletz et al., 2015).
It occurs in Ranomafana National Park, Pic Ivohibe Special Reserve and Midongy-du-Sud National Park.
|Citation:||IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group. 2016. Gephyromantis decaryi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T57475A84170919.Downloaded on 21 September 2017.|
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