Spinomantis microtis 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Mantellidae

Scientific Name: Spinomantis microtis
Species Authority: (Guibé, 1974)
Common Name(s):
English Guibe's Bright-eyed Frog
Boophis microtis (Guibé, 1974)
Mantidactylus microtis (Guibé, 1974)
Rhacophorus microtis Guibé, 1974
Taxonomic Source(s): Frost, D.R. 2015. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. New York, USA. Available at:
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: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-01-01
Assessor(s): Raxworthy, C.J. & Andreone, F.
Reviewer(s): Stuart, S.N., Chanson, J.S. & Cox, N.A.
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.
Previously published Red List assessments:
2004 Endangered (EN)

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.
Countries occurrence:
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Population [top]

Population: It is a reasonably common species.
Current Population Trend: Decreasing
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

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: Raxworthy, C.J. & Andreone, F. 2008. Spinomantis microtis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T57504A11646262. . Downloaded on 30 May 2016.
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