Guibemantis pulcher


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Guibemantis pulcher
Species Authority: (Boulenger, 1882)
Common Name(s):
English Tsarafidy Madagascar Frog
Gephyromantis pulcher (Boulenger, 1882)
Mantidactylus pulcher (Boulenger, 1882)
Rhacophorus pulcher Boulenger, 1882
Taxonomic Notes:

Lehtinen and Ramanamanjato (2006) recorded Guibemantis cf. pulcher from Sainte Luce and Mandena; the identity of these animals requires further study and they are not included as part of this assessment.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-01-01
Assessor(s): Nussbaum, R. & Raxworthy, C.J.
Reviewer(s): Stuart, S.N., Chanson, J.S. & Cox, N.A.
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, tolerance of a degree of habitat modification, 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 widely distributed in eastern Madagascar from Marojejy south to Andohahela. It has been recorded from sea level up to 1,400m asl.
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Population [top]

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

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is an arboreal species living in pristine and disturbed rainforest and swamp forest, but not in open areas. It is usually observed in the leaf axils of screw pines (Pandanus spp.). It breeds in the leaf axils of Pandanus by larval development.
Systems: Terrestrial

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. It is probably also affected by the collection of Pandanus, which is used for the roofs of huts.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It occurs in many protected areas.

Citation: Nussbaum, R. & Raxworthy, C.J. 2008. Guibemantis pulcher. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 30 March 2015.
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