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Mantidactylus majori

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA ANURA MANTELLIDAE

Scientific Name: Mantidactylus majori
Species Authority: Boulenger, 1896
Common Name(s):
English Ivohimanita Madagascar Frog

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-01-01
Assessor(s): Cadle, J. & Raxworthy, C.J.
Reviewer(s): Stuart, S.N., Chanson, J.S. & Cox, N.A.
Justification:
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is disjunctly distributed in eastern Madagascar from Andapa south to St Luce. Specimens from northeastern Madagascar might belong to a different species. It occurs from sea level up to 1,400m asl.
Countries:
Native:
Madagascar
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Population [top]

Population: It is a locally abundant species.
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It lives in rainforest, including coastal littoral forest, but not in degraded areas. It is usually found near streams and swamps in sandy areas. It breeds in swamps.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Its forest habitat is receding due to subsistence agriculture, timber extraction, charcoal manufacture, and invasive spread of eucalyptus, livestock grazing and expanding human settlements.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It occurs in several protected areas.

Citation: Cadle, J. & Raxworthy, C.J. 2008. Mantidactylus majori. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 24 November 2014.
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