|Scientific Name:||Gephyromantis leucomaculatus (Guibé, 1975)|
Boophis leucomaculatus (Guibé, 1975)
Mantidactylus leucomaculatus (Guibé, 1975)
Rhacophorus leucomaculatus Guibé, 1975
|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 considered to be Boophis maculatus by Blommers-Schlosser and Blanc (1991).|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group|
|Contributor(s):||Raxworthy, C.J., Andreone, F., Glaw, F. & Scherz, D.|
Listed as Least Concern due to its wide distribution and presumed large population.
|Previously published Red List assessments:|
|Range Description:||This species is known reliably Nosy Boraha Island (Ile St Marie), Ambatovaky, Nosy Mangabe Island, Antongil Bay, Masoala Peninsula between 0-700 m asl in northeastern Madagascar. A strongly differentiated sub-population from Marojejy probably belongs to a different candidate species (Glaw and Vences 2007). Its extent of occurrence (EOO) is 30,880 km2.|
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|Population:||It is locally abundant. 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:||This species is found only in undisturbed rainforest, where it lives independently of water, and probably breeds 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.|
It 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 Marojejy and Masoala National Parks, Nosy Mangabe and Ambatovaky Special Reserves and Mananara-Nord Biosphere Reserve.
|Citation:||IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group. 2016. Gephyromantis leucomaculatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T57494A84173149.Downloaded on 14 December 2017.|