Mantidactylus tricinctus 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Mantellidae

Scientific Name: Mantidactylus tricinctus
Species Authority: (Guibé, 1947)
Gephyromantis tricinctus Guibé, 1947
Taxonomic Source(s): Frost, D.R. 2013. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 5.6 (9 January 2013). Electronic Database. American Museum of Natural History, New York, USA. Available at:
Taxonomic Notes: This species was removed from the synonymy of Mantidactylus biporus by Glaw and Vences (1999).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-01-01
Assessor(s): Vallan, D., Glaw, F. & Vences, M.
Reviewer(s): Stuart, S.N., Chanson, J.S. & Cox, N.A.
Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing uncertainties as to its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.
Previously published Red List assessments:
2004 Data Deficient (DD)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known only from three sites in eastern and south-eastern Madagascar at approximately 450-850m asl: An'Ala, Befotaka and Vondrozo, although it probably occurs more widely.
Countries occurrence:
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Population [top]

Population: It is a locally abundant species.
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It lives in swampy areas in both pristine and degraded rainforest, though it is not known how tolerant it is of habitat degradation. It probably breeds in swamps and slow-moving small streams.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species is not known from any protected areas, but its range comes close to Parc National de Midongy du Sud.

Citation: Vallan, D., Glaw, F. & Vences, M. 2008. Mantidactylus tricinctus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T57528A11653350. . Downloaded on 02 December 2015.
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