|Scientific Name:||Gephyromantis pseudoasper (Guibé, 1974)|
Mantidactylus pseudoasper 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: 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. & Andreone, F.|
Listed as Least Concern becuase it is common and adaptable with a presumed large population.
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|Range Description:||This species occurs in northern Madagascar from Fôret d’Ambre Special Reserve and Montagne d'Ambre National Park (D'Cruze et al. 2008) south to Sahamalasa and Masoala, although it might be more widespread. It has been recorded from sea level up to 900 m asl.|
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|Population:||It is a locally abundant species and the population is believed to be stable.|
|Current Population Trend:||Stable|
|Habitat and Ecology:||This species lives in pristine and degraded rainforest, as well as in secondary vegetation. It has been observed both on the ground and in trees, and it breeds in streams.|
|Movement patterns:||Not a Migrant|
|Use and Trade:||There are no records of this species being utilized.|
It is adaptable and probably not affected by deforestation, is it therefore unlikely to be threatened.
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 all the protected areas within its range including the Fôret d’Ambre Special Reserve and Montagne d'Ambre National Park (D'Cruze et al. 2008).
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 pseudoasper. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T57513A84175596.Downloaded on 14 December 2017.|
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