Platypelis milloti 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Microhylidae

Scientific Name: Platypelis milloti
Species Authority: Guibé, 1950
Common Name(s):
English Nosy Be Giant Treefrog
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:

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-01-01
Assessor(s): Raxworthy, C.J. & Glaw, F.
Reviewer(s): Stuart, S.N., Chanson, J.S. & Cox, N.A.
Listed as Endangered because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 5,000 km2, all individuals are in fewer than five locations, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its forest habitat in northwestern Madagascar.
Previously published Red List assessments:
2004 Endangered (EN)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is apparently restricted to a small area in extreme north-western Madagascar, from Tsaratanana to Manongarivo, including the island of Nosy Be. It has been recorded from sea level up to 600m asl.
Countries occurrence:
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Population [top]

Population: It can be a locally abundant species.
Current Population Trend: Decreasing
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is found only in pristine rainforest. Breeding is by larval development in the axils of plants, such as screw pines (Pandanus spp.).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The major threat is habitat loss due to subsistence agriculture, timber extraction, charcoal manufacture, spread of invasive eucalyptus, livestock grazing, fires and expanding human settlements. It occurs in a region where the rainforest is fragmented, and continuing loss of habitat can be expected. Its bright colouration might make it attractive for future commercial collecting. It might also be affected by the collection of screw pines, the leaves of which are used for the roofs of huts.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It occurs in the Réserve Naturelle Intégrale de Lokobe, the Réserve Spéciale de Manongarivo, and the Réserve Naturelle Intégrale du Tsaratanana.

Citation: Raxworthy, C.J. & Glaw, F. 2008. Platypelis milloti. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T57959A11697252. . Downloaded on 26 November 2015.
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