Gephyromantis striatus 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Mantellidae

Scientific Name: Gephyromantis striatus
Species Authority: (Vences, Glaw, Andreone, Jesu & Schimmenti, 2002)
Mantidactylus striatus Vences, Glaw, Andreone, Jesu & Schimmenti, 2002
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 was previously included in Gephyromantis malagasius (Vences et al. 2002).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-01-01
Assessor(s): Andreone, F. & Raxworthy, C.J.
Reviewer(s): Stuart, S.N., Chanson, J.S. & Cox, N.A.
Listed as Vulnerable because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 20,000 km2, its distribution is severely fragmented, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its forest habitat in northeastern Madegascar.
Previously published Red List assessments:
2004 Vulnerable (VU)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is recorded from north-eastern Madagascar from Marojejy, and from Betaolana to Masoala, at approximately 400-800m asl.
Countries occurrence:
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Population [top]

Population: It is an abundant species.
Current Population Trend: Decreasing
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It lives in pristine rainforest, where it is often found close to, but sometimes at some distance from, small streams. It is not found in altered habitats. Its breeding biology is unknown, and it is not clear if it takes place by larval or direct development.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Its forest habitat is receding due to subsistence agriculture (including livestock grazing), timber extraction, charcoal manufacture, the spread of invasive eucalyptus, and expanding human settlements.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It occurs in the Parc National de Marojejy and Parc National de Masoala.

Citation: Andreone, F. & Raxworthy, C.J. 2008. Gephyromantis striatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T57524A11652295. . Downloaded on 29 June 2016.
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