|Scientific Name:||Mantidactylus ambreensis|
|Species Authority:||Mocquard, 1895|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Assessor/s:||Christopher Raxworthy, Frank Glaw|
|Reviewer/s:||Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)|
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 known from several areas in northern and northwestern Madagascar, from Fôret d’Ambre Special Reserve and Montagne d'Ambre National Park (D'Cruze et al. 2008) south to near Maevatenana. It probably also occurs in other areas. It has been recorded at 200-1,150m asl.|
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|Population:||It is a locally abundant species.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||It lives only in pristine rainforest, along streams and rivers on the forest floor. Its egg deposition site is not known, but tadpoles live 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 the Fôret d’Ambre Special Reserve, the Montagne d'Ambre National Park (D'Cruze et al. 2008) and Réserve Naturelle Intégrale du Tsaratanana.|
D'Cruze, N., Köhler, J., Franzen, M. and Glaw, F. 2008. A conservation assessment of the amphibians and reptiles of the Foret d'Ambre Special Reserve, Madagascar. Madagascar Conservation and Development 3(1): 44-54.
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. 2004. A preliminary review of cryptic diversity in frogs of the subgenus Ochthomantis based on mtDNA data and morphology (Anura, Mantellidae, Mantidactylus). Spixiana: 83-91.
Glaw, F. and Vences, M. 2007. A Fieldguide to the Amphibians and Reptiles of Madagascar. Third Edition. Vences & Glaw Verlag, Cologne.
IUCN. 2004. 2004 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. www.iucnredlist.org. Downloaded on 23 November 2004.
Raxworthy, C.J. and Nussbaum, R.A. 1994. A rainforest survey of the amphibians, reptiles, and small mammals at Montagne d'Ambre, Madagascar. Biological Conservation: 65-73.
|Citation:||Christopher Raxworthy, Frank Glaw 2004. Mantidactylus ambreensis. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 24 May 2013.|
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