Guibemantis pulcher


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Guibemantis pulcher
Species Authority: (Boulenger, 1882)
Mantidactylus 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: 2004
Date Assessed: 2008-01-01
Assessor/s: Ronald Nussbaum, Christopher Raxworthy
Reviewer/s: Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
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: Ronald Nussbaum, Christopher Raxworthy 2004. Guibemantis pulcher. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <>. Downloaded on 24 April 2014.
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