Gephyromantis eiselti


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Gephyromantis eiselti
Species Authority: Guibé, 1975
Common Name(s):
English Eiselt's Madagascar Frog
Mantidactylus eiselti (Guibé, 1975)
Taxonomic Notes: This form might be confused with Gephyromantis thelenae, G. blanci and G. leucocephalus (F. Glaw and M. Vences pers. comm.).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-01-01
Assessor(s): Vallan, D. & Glaw, F.
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 is known with certainty only from the Andasibe area, including from two protected areas. Records from further south appear to be referable to other species, although it is probably more widespread. It has been recorded at 800-1,200m asl.
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Population [top]

Population: It is locally very abundant within its known range.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It lives in secondary and degraded forest, and low secondary vegetation, but only rarely in primary forest. It is most often observed on low vegetation far from water. It breeds by direct development and is not associated with water.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): This species is probably not affected by deforestation as it is adaptable and therefore unlikely to be threatened.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It occurs in Parc National de Mantadia and the Réserve Spéciale d’Analamazaotra.

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