Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Mantellidae

Scientific Name: Gephyromantis leucomaculatus
Species Authority: (Guibé, 1975)
Common Name(s):
English White-spotted Madagascar Frog
Boophis leucomaculatus (Guibé, 1975)
Mantidactylus leucomaculatus (Guibé, 1975)
Rhacophorus leucomaculatus 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 species was considered to be Boophis maculatus by Blommers-Schlosser and Blanc (1991).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Near Threatened ver 3.1
Year Published: 2013
Date Assessed: 2008-01-01
Assessor(s): Andreone, F. & Raxworthy, C.J.
Reviewer(s): Stuart, S.N., Chanson, J.S. & Cox, N.A.
Listed as Near Threatened because its Extent of Occurrence is probably not much greater than 20,000 km2, and the extent and quality of its habitat are probably declining, thus making the species close to qualifying for Vulnerable.
Previously published Red List assessments:
2004 Near Threatened (NT)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species occurs in northern Madagascar from Marojejy south to Ambatovaky, and from the islands of Nosy Boraha (Ile St Marie) and Nosy Mangabe. It has been recorded from sea level up to 700m asl.
Countries occurrence:
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Population [top]

Population: It is locally abundant, but very rare in some places.
Current Population Trend: Decreasing
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species is found only in undisturbed rainforest, where it lives independently of water, and probably breeds by direct development.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): It 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.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It occurs in Parc National de Marojejy and Parc National de Masoala, the Réserve Spéciale de Nosy Mangabe and the Réserve Spéciale d'Ambatovaky, and the Réserve de Biosphère de Mananara-Nord.

Citation: Andreone, F. & Raxworthy, C.J. 2013. Gephyromantis leucomaculatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013: e.T57494A11636765. . Downloaded on 07 October 2015.
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