|Scientific Name:||Gephyromantis luteus (Methuen & Hewitt, 1913)|
Mantidactylus luteus Methuen & Hewitt, 1913
|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:||Some published records of this species refer to Gephyromantis plicifer and G. sculpturatus, both of which have recently been resurrected by Vences and Glaw (2001).|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group|
|Contributor(s):||Glaw, F. & Vences, M.|
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution and presumed large population.
|Previously published Red List assessments:|
|Range Description:||This species is widely distributed in coastal eastern Madagascar from Marojejy south to Andohahela, between 0-1,750 m asl (Rabearivony et al. 2010). A record from Antsalova in western Madagascar is not included in this species, following Vences and Glaw (2001).|
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|Population:||It is a locally abundant species. However, 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:||It is both arboreal and terrestrial in pristine rainforest. It probably breeds by direct development and is not associated with water.|
|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.|
Its forest habitat is receding due to subsistence agriculture, timber extraction, charcoal manufacture, and invasive spread of eucalyptus, 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 many protected areas.
Further research 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. Gephyromantis luteus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T57497A84173503.Downloaded on 24 September 2018.|
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