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Mantidactylus bellyi

Subgenus: Brygoomantis
family: Mantellidae
subfamily: Mantellinae

© 2012 Devin Edmonds (1 of 3)

  hear call (78.6K MP3 file)

  hear Fonozoo call

[call details here]

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
See IUCN account.
CITES No CITES Listing
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

   

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Description
M 32-41 mm, F 37-46 mm. Closely related and very similar to M. ulcerosus (Glaw and Vences 2007).

Distribution and Habitat

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Madagascar

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Andapa, Montagne des Français, Ankarana, Montagne d’Ambre (Glaw and Vences 2007). Probably occurs more widely. It has been found between 100-1,100 m asl along streams of evergreen forest and dry forest. It also inhabits degraded habitats, with one specimen found in a ditch within degraded forest near a town (Vences et al. 2008).

Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
Habits: Similar to M. ulcerosus (Glaw and Vences 2007). Breeding takes place in streams (Vences et al. 2008).

Calls: A single, relatively short pulsed note of low intensity (Glaw and Vences 2007).

Trends and Threats
Common. It occurs in one protected area, the Mont d'Ambre National Park. This species can tolerate degraded habitat and appears to be an adaptable species (Vences et al. 2008).

Comments
Taken with permission from Glaw and Vences (2007).

References
 

Glaw, F., and Vences, M. (2007). Field Guide to the Amphibians and Reptiles of Madagascar. Third Edition. Vences and Glaw Verlag, Köln.  

Vences, M., Andreone, F., and Glaw, F. (2008). Mantidactylus bellyi. In: IUCN 2008. 2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. www.iucnredlist.org. Downloaded on 29 April 2009.



Written by Miguel Vences and Frank Glaw (m.vences AT tu-bs.de), Assistant Professor and Curator of Vertebrates at the Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics in the Zoological Museum at the University of Amsterdam.
First submitted 2009-04-29
Edited by Kellie Whittaker (2009-05-06)



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