|Scientific Name:||Mantidactylus lugubris|
|Species Authority:||(Duméril, 1853)|
Polypedates lugubris Duméril, 1853
Rhacophorus lugubris (Duméril, 1853)
|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 is a complex of at least four species (M. Vences pers. comm.). We follow Glaw and Vences (2006) in separating Mantidactylus cowanii from the synonymy of this species.|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group|
|Contributor(s):||Glaw, F., Vences, M. & Nussbaum, R.|
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, tolerance of a broad range of habitats and presumed large population.
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|Range Description:||This species has a wide distribution, and is recorded from many localities in eastern and northeastern Madagascar, with a few records on the central plateau and one isolated locality in south-central Madagascar (Isalo). It has been recorded from 0-1,500 m asl. The map is very provisional as this is an unresolved taxonomic complex (F. Glaw pers. comm. May 2016).|
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|Population:||It is a very common species and the population is believed to be stable.|
|Current Population Trend:||Stable|
|Habitat and Ecology:||This species is associated with rocky streams in rainforest, degraded forest, open areas adjacent to forest and in more open savanna on the high plateau of Madagascar. It breeds in streams. The eggs are laid on steep rocks near streams, tadpoles in water.|
|Movement patterns:||Not a Migrant|
|Use and Trade:||There are no records of this species being utilized.|
It is probably not affected by anything other than very extreme deforestation, as it is adaptable and tolerant to a certain level of habitat disturbance.
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).
This species occurs in many protected areas including Befotaka-Midongy National Park (Bora et al. 2007) and Betampona Strict Nature Reserve (Rosa et al. 2012).
Further research is needed to resolve the taxonomy of this species (F. Glaw pers. comm. May 2016). and is essential to fully understand the distribution, origin, type and virulence of Bd lineages found in Madagascar (Bletz et al. 2015).
|Citation:||IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group. 2016. Mantidactylus lugubris. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T57496A84173405.Downloaded on 28 February 2017.|
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