|Scientific Name:||Mantidactylus majori Boulenger, 1896|
|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.|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group|
|Contributor(s):||Raxworthy, C.J. & Cadle, J.|
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution and presumed large population.
|Previously published Red List assessments:|
|Range Description:||This species is disjunctly distributed in eastern Madagascar from Andapa south to St Luce, between 0–1,400 m Asl. Specimens from northeastern Madagascar might belong to a different species.|
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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:||This species 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.|
|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 several protected areas including Befotaka-Midongy National Park (Bora et al. 2007).
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. 2017. Mantidactylus majori. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T57500A84173823.Downloaded on 19 September 2017.|
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