|Scientific Name:||Mantidactylus aerumnalis (Peracca, 1893)|
Rana aerumnalis Peracca, 1893
|Taxonomic Source(s):||Frost, D.R. 2015. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. New York, USA. Available at: http://research.amnh.org/herpetology/amphibia/index.html.|
|Taxonomic Notes:||This species is probably a species complex (Perl et al. 2014).|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group|
|Contributor(s):||Andreone, F., Glaw, F. & Vences, M.|
Listed as Least Concern in view of its relatively wide distribution and presumed large population.
|Previously published Red List assessments:|
|Range Description:||This species is recorded from east-central and southeastern Madagascar, at 600-1,100 m 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. Due to ongoing decline in the extent and quality of habitat, the population is suspected to be decreasing.|
|Current Population Trend:||Decreasing|
|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.|
|Continuing decline in area, extent and/or quality of habitat:||Yes|
|Movement patterns:||Not a Migrant|
|Use and Trade:||There are no records of this species being utilized.|
Its forest habitat is receding due to subsistence agriculture, timber extraction, charcoal manufacture, and invasive spread of eucalyptus, livestock grazing and expanding human settlements.
Species in this genus have tested positive for Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (Bd), however currently there have been no negative effects observed within amphibian populations in Madagascar suggesting the Bd strain has a low virulence level (Bletz et al. 2015).
This species occurs in several protected areas including Befotaka-Midongy National Park (Bora et al. 2007) and Betampona Strict Nature Reserve (Rosa et al. 2012).
Further research is essential to fully understand the distribution, origin, type and virulence of Bd lineages found in Madagascar (Bletz et al. 2015).
Andreone, F. and Gavetti, E. 1994. On the identity of Mantidactylus aerumnalis (Peracca, 1893) (Anura: Mantellidae). Bollettino del Museo Regionale di Scienze Naturali - Torino 12: 57-71.
Bletz, M.C., Rosa, G.M., Andreone, F., Courtois, E.A., Schmeller, D.S., Rabibisoa, N.H.C, Rabemananjara, F.C.E., Raharivololoniaina, L., Vences, M., Weldon, C., Edmonds, D., Raxworthy, C.J., Harris, R.N., Fisher, M.C. and Crottini, A. 2015. Widespread presence of the pathogenic fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis in wild amphibian communities in Madagascar. Scientific Reports 5(8633): 1-10.
Blommers-Schlösser, R.M.A. 1979. Biosystematics of the Malagasy frogs. I. Mantellinae (Ranidae). Beaufortia 29(352): 1-77.
Blommers-Schlösser, R.M.A. and Blanc, C.P. 1991. Amphibiens (première partie). Fauna de Madagascar 75: 1-379.
Bora, P., Randriambahiniarime, M.O., Rabemananjara, F.C.E., Ramilijaona, O.R., Glaw, F. and Vences, M. 2007. A rapid assessment survey of the herpetofauna at Befotaka-Midongy National Park, south-eastern Madagascar. Zoosystematics and Evolution 83(2): 170-178.
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.
IUCN. 2016. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2016-3. Available at: www.iucnredlist.org. (Accessed: 07 December 2016).
Perl, R.G.B, et al. 2014. DNA Barcoding Madagascar's amphibian fauna. Amphibia-Reptilia 35: 194-206.
Raxworthy, C.J. and Nussbaum, R.A. 1996. Amphibians and reptiles of Andringitra Massif: a study of elevational distribution and local endemicity. Fieldiana Zoology 85: 158-170.
Raxworthy, C.J. and Nussbaum, R.A. 1996. Montane amphibian and reptile communities in Madagascar. Conservation Biology 10: 750-756.
Rosa, G.M., Andreone, F., Crottini, A., Hauswaldt, J.S., Noël, J., Rabibisoa, N.H., Randriambahiniarime, M.O., Rebelo, R. and Raxworthy, C.J. 2012. The amphibians of the relict Betampona low-elevation rainforest, eastern Madagascar: an application of the integrative taxonomy approach to biodiversity assessments. Biodiversity Conservation 21: 1531-1559.
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 38(4): 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 38: 77-118.
|Citation:||IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group. 2016. Mantidactylus aerumnalis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T57452A84168179.Downloaded on 23 January 2018.|
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