|Scientific Name:||Gephyromantis leucocephalus Angel, 1930|
Gephyromantis decaryi ssp. leucocephala Angel, 1930
Mantidactylus leucocephalus (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 was previously considered to be part of Gephyromantis boulengeri (Glaw and Vences 2002).|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Near Threatened ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group|
|Contributor(s):||Raxworthy, C.J., Andreone, F. & Glaw, F.|
|Facilitator/Compiler(s):||Luedtke, J. & Hobin, L.|
Listed as Near Threatened because, despite an extent of occurrence (EOO) of 13,771 km2 and ongoing decline in the quality and extent of forest habitat within its range. the species appears not to be in decline thanks to its resilience and adaptability to a certain level of degraded habitat. The species is close to qualifying for Vulnerable B1.
|Previously published Red List assessments:|
|Range Description:||This species occurs in southeastern Madagascar from Midongy-du-Sud south to Tolagnaro (Fort Dauphin), between 0-900m asl. Its extent of occurrence (EOO) is 13,771 km2.|
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|Population:||It is very abundant, and the population is believed to be stable.|
|Current Population Trend:||Stable|
|Habitat and Ecology:||This adaptable species does require some tree cover, and lives in leaf-litter in rainforest, degraded habitats and eucalyptus plantations. It is independent of water and is presumed to breed by direct development.|
|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, 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 Andohahela and Befotaka-Midongy National Parks.
|Citation:||IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group. 2016. Gephyromantis leucocephalus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T57493A84173026.Downloaded on 24 October 2017.|
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