Mantidactylus tricinctus


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Mantidactylus tricinctus
Species Authority: (Guibé, 1947)
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: 2004
Date Assessed: 2008-01-01
Assessor/s: Denis Vallan, Frank Glaw, Miguel Vences
Reviewer/s: Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing uncertainties as to its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.

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.
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Population [top]

Population: It is a locally abundant species.
Population Trend: Unknown

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: Denis Vallan, Frank Glaw, Miguel Vences 2004. Mantidactylus tricinctus. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <>. Downloaded on 17 April 2014.
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