Spinomantis microtis


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Spinomantis microtis
Species Authority: (Guibé, 1974)
Mantidactylus microtis (Guibé, 1974)
Taxonomic Notes: This species is here considered to belong to the genus Spinomantis, rather than Boophis, following Glaw and Vences (2006).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2008-01-01
Assessor/s: Christopher Raxworthy, Franco Andreone
Reviewer/s: Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
Listed as Endangered because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 5,000 km2, all individuals are in fewer than five locations, and there is likely to be continuing decline in the extent and quality of its forest habitat in southeastern Madagascar.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species appears to be restricted to a small area in extreme south-eastern Madagascar, where it ranges from 800-1,400m asl.
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Population [top]

Population: It is a reasonably common species.
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It inhabits rainforest, living in and around streams, and is not found in secondary habitats. The eggs are laid outside water close to streams; the larvae then move to water, where they develop.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The major threat is habitat loss due to subsistence agriculture, timber extraction, charcoal manufacture, the invasive spread of eucalyptus, livestock grazing, and expanding human settlements.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It occurs in Parc National d'Andohahela.
Citation: Christopher Raxworthy, Franco Andreone 2004. Spinomantis microtis. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <>. Downloaded on 18 April 2014.
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