|Scientific Name:||Mantidactylus alutus|
|Species Authority:||(Peracca, 1893)|
Mantidactylus laevis Angel, 1929
Rana aluta Peracca, 1893
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||Vences, M. & Vallan, D.|
|Reviewer(s):||Stuart, S.N., Chanson, J.S. & Cox, N.A.|
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, tolerance of a broad range of habitats, 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 widely distributed in east-central Madagascar at 1,000-2,000m asl, from Ambohitantely south to south of Ranomafana.|
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|Population:||It is a common species.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||It lives near seeps and tiny amounts of slow-flowing water in open areas, rice paddies and other agricultural areas, forest edge, and inside montane forest. It has been found in gardens in Antananarivo. The egg deposition side is unknown, but the tadpoles have been found in seeps.|
|Major Threat(s):||It is probably not affected by deforestation, and is adaptable and is unlikely to be threatened.|
|Conservation Actions:||It occurs in the Parc National de Ranomafana and the Réserve Spéciale d’Ambohitantely.|
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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.
Guibé, J. 1978. Les batraciens de Madagascar. Bonner Zoologische Monographien: 1-140.
IUCN. 2008. 2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Available at: http://www.iucnredlist.org. (Accessed: 5 October 2008).
Raxworthy, C.J. and Nussbaum, R.A. 1996. Montane amphibian and reptile communities in Madagascar. Conservation Biology: 750-756.
|Citation:||Vences, M. & Vallan, D. 2008. Mantidactylus alutus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 21 November 2014.|
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