Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Mantellidae

Scientific Name: Gephyromantis eiselti
Species Authority: Guibé, 1975
Common Name(s):
English Eiselt's Madagascar Frog
Mantidactylus eiselti (Guibé, 1975)
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 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.
Previously published Red List assessments:
2004 Data Deficient (DD)

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.
Countries occurrence:
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Population [top]

Population: It is locally very abundant within its known range.
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

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 2008: e.T57478A11631477. . Downloaded on 13 October 2015.
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