Gephyromantis striatus


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Gephyromantis striatus
Species Authority: (Vences, Glaw, Andreone, Jesu & Schimmenti, 2002)
Mantidactylus striatus Vences, Glaw, Andreone, Jesu & Schimmenti, 2002
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.

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.
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Population [top]

Population: It is an abundant species.
Population Trend: Decreasing

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. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 01 April 2015.
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