|Scientific Name:||Mantidactylus ambohimitombi Boulenger, 1919|
|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:||The taxonomic identity of this species is uncertain and in need of clarification (F. Glaw pers. comm. May 2016).|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Data Deficient ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group|
|Contributor(s):||Andreone, F., Glaw, F., Scherz, M.D. & Vences, M.|
Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing uncertainties as to its taxonomic identity, extent of occurrence (EOO), status and ecological requirements.
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|Range Description:||This species is known only from Ambohimitombo and possibly very nearby at Antoetra, in east-central Madagascar, at 1,100 m Asl. Its EOO is 260 km2.|
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|Population:||The population status of this species is unknown.|
|Current Population Trend:||Decreasing|
|Habitat and Ecology:||A recent specimen provisionally attributed to this species from Antoetra was recorded near a stream in montane grassland near a forest.|
|Movement patterns:||Not a Migrant|
|Use and Trade:||There are no records of this species being utilized.|
There is no direct information on its threats. However, should it be a forest species, it is likely that its habitat is at least under pressure from fires and livestock grazing, and pollution and siltation of streams.
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 has not been recorded in any protected areas.
Further research is essential to improve the understanding of its taxonomy, and population size distribution and trends; and to fully understand the taxonomy of the species and the distribution, origin, type and virulence of Bd lineages found in Madagascar (Bletz et al. 2015).
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.
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. 2017. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2017-2. Available at: www.iucnredlist.org. (Accessed: 14 September 2017).
Raxworthy, C.J. and Nussbaum, R.A. 1996. Montane amphibian and reptile communities in Madagascar. Conservation Biology 10: 750-756.
|Citation:||IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group. 2017. Mantidactylus ambohimitombi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T57457A84168830.Downloaded on 12 December 2017.|