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Anodonthyla rouxae

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA ANURA MICROHYLIDAE

Scientific Name: Anodonthyla rouxae
Species Authority: Guibé, 1974
Common Name(s):
English Madagascar Climbing Frog

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2012
Date Assessed: 2011-06-29
Assessor(s): IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group,
Reviewer(s): Catenazzi, A. & Angulo, A.
Contributor(s): Raxworthy, C.J. & Nussbaum, R.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Bowles, P.
Justification:
Listed as Endangered because its extent of occurrence is approximately 800 km2, it is known from only two locations, and there is likely to be continuing decline in the extent and quality of its bamboo forest habitat in southeastern Madagascar.
History:
2008 Endangered

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species has a very small range in south-eastern Madagascar, in the Anosy Mountains, at 1,900 m asl, close to the mountain summit at 1,959 m asl. It has recently been reported from Andohahela, a national park within the Anosy Mountains, at a site 1,548 m asl (Vences et al. 2010). Its extent of occurrence is estimated to be 795 km² and it occurs at two locations, defined by human pressures from agriculture and exploitation of forest resources.
Countries:
Native:
Madagascar
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Population [top]

Population: It is uncommon in Andohahela National Park (Vences et al. 2010).
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is apparently confined to bamboo forests at high elevations, and presumably breeds in water filled cavities in bamboo and has a non-feeding larval form.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade:

There are no reports of this species being utilized.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The main threat is likely to be habitat loss due to subsistence agriculture, timber extraction, charcoal manufacture, spread of invasive eucalyptus, livestock grazing, fires, and expanding human settlements. However, as a mountain-top species, it could also be a risk from global warming.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The habitat of the Anosy Mountains is in urgent need of protection. This frog is known from a locality within Andohahela National Park, but appears not to be common there (Vences et al. 2010). However, this site is not well protected, and is under pressure from agricultural conversion and logging. Further research is needed on this species' distribution, population status, life history and threats.

Citation: IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group, 2012. Anodonthyla rouxae. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 20 August 2014.
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