|Scientific Name:||Mantidactylus aerumnalis|
|Species Authority:||(Peracca, 1893)|
Rana aerumnalis Peracca, 1893
|Taxonomic Notes:||A revision of this species Group is in preparation (Vences and Glaw in prep.).|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||Andreone, F. & Vences, M.|
|Reviewer(s):||Stuart, S.N., Chanson, J.S. & Cox, N.A.|
Listed as Least Concern in view of its relatively wide distribution, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
|Range Description:||This species is recorded from east-central and southeastern Madagascar, at 600-1,100m asl. Some specimens formerly assigned to this species are now thought to belong to M. brevipalmatus.|
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|Population:||It is a common species.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||It is a forest floor species, living in rainforest, but not in secondary habitats. Its breeding is unknown, but the eggs are probably laid on land, with the larvae developing in streams.|
|Major Threat(s):||Its forest habitat is receding due to subsistence agriculture, timber extraction, charcoal manufacture, and invasive spread of eucalyptus, livestock grazing and expanding human settlements.|
|Conservation Actions:||It occurs in several protected areas.|
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Glaw, F. and Vences, M. 1994. A Fieldguide to the Amphibians and Reptiles of Madagascar. Second Edition. Zoologisches Forschungsinstitut und Museum Alexander Koenig, Bonn.
Glaw, F. and Vences, M. 2007. A Fieldguide to the Amphibians and Reptiles of Madagascar. Third Edition. Vences & Glaw Verlag, Cologne.
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Raxworthy, C.J. and Nussbaum, R.A. 1996. Amphibians and reptiles of Andringitra Massif: a study of elevational distribution and local endemicity. Fieldiana Zoology: 158-170.
Raxworthy, C.J. and Nussbaum, R.A. 1996. Montane amphibian and reptile communities in Madagascar. Conservation Biology: 750-756.
Vallan, D., Andreone, F., Raherisoa, V.H. and Dolch, R. 2004. Does selective wood exploitation affect amphibian diversity? The case of An'Ala, a tropical rainforest in eastern Madagascar. Oryx: 410-417.
Vences, M. and Glaw, F. 2004. Revision of the subgenus Chonomantis (Anura: Mantellidae: Mantidactylus) from Madagascar, with descriptions of two new species. Journal of Natural History: 77-118.
|Citation:||Andreone, F. & Vences, M. 2008. Mantidactylus aerumnalis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 29 January 2015.|