|Scientific Name:||Gephyromantis redimitus (Boulenger, 1889)|
Mantidactylus redimitus (Boulenger, 1889)
Rana redimita Boulenger, 1889
|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. & Glaw, F.|
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution and presumed large population.
|Previously published Red List assessments:|
|Range Description:||This species is widely distributed in eastern and northeastern Madagascar from Marojejy south to Andringitra, between 0-850 m asl. It is also known from Nosy Boraha (Ile St Marie) and Nosy Mangabe.|
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|Population:||It is a locally abundant species. However, due to ongoing declines in the extent and quality of habitat, the population is suspected to be decreasing.|
|Current Population Trend:||Decreasing|
|Habitat and Ecology:||This species is found both on the ground and in trees, usually near streams in pristine rainforest. It is not found in altered habitats. Its breeding is unknown and it is not clear if it is by direct or larval development.|
|Continuing decline in area, extent and/or quality of habitat:||Yes|
|Movement patterns:||Not a Migrant|
|Use and Trade:||There are no records of this species being utilized.|
Its forest habitat is receding due to subsistence agriculture, timber extraction, charcoal manufacture, and invasive spread of eucalyptus, livestock grazing and expanding human settlements. There is probably little habitat left in the southern part of its range.
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 many protected areas.
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 redimitus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T57516A84175830.Downloaded on 24 October 2017.|
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