Mantidactylus albofrenatus 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Mantellidae

Scientific Name: Mantidactylus albofrenatus
Species Authority: (Müller, 1892)
Common Name(s):
English Eastern Madagascar Frog
Rana albofrenata Müller, 1892
Rhacophorus albofrenatus (Müller, 1892)
Taxonomic Source(s): Frost, D.R. 2013. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 5.6 (9 January 2013). Electronic Database. American Museum of Natural History, New York, USA. Available at:
Taxonomic Notes: This species has recently been redefined, and two new species, Mantidactylus charlotteae and M. zipperi, have been described (Vences and Glaw 2003).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-01-01
Assessor(s): Glaw, F. & Vences, M.
Reviewer(s): Stuart, S.N., Chanson, J.S. & Cox, N.A.
Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing uncertainties as to its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.
Previously published Red List assessments:
2004 Data Deficient (DD)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species, as recently redefined, is known only from two localities, Andasibe and An'Ala, at 850-900m asl.
Countries occurrence:
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Population [top]

Population: It is locally abundant.
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This terrestrial species is often found near streams, usually in pristine or only slightly disturbed rainforest. It breeds in streams, and the eggs are presumably laid on land.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Its forest habitat is receding due to subsistence agriculture, timber extraction, charcoal manufacture, invasive spread of eucalyptus, livestock grazing and expanding human settlements.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It occurs in the Réserve Spéciale d’Analamazaotra.

Citation: Glaw, F. & Vences, M. 2008. Mantidactylus albofrenatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T57454A11642465. . Downloaded on 29 November 2015.
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