Gephyromantis leucomaculatus


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Gephyromantis leucomaculatus
Species Authority: (Guibé, 1975)
Mantidactylus leucomaculatus (Guibé, 1975)
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: 2004
Date Assessed: 2008-01-01
Assessor/s: Franco Andreone, Christopher Raxworthy
Reviewer/s: Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
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.

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.
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Population [top]

Population: It is locally abundant, but very rare in some places.
Population Trend: Decreasing

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: Franco Andreone, Christopher Raxworthy 2004. Gephyromantis leucomaculatus. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <>. Downloaded on 17 April 2014.
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