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Anodonthyla nigrigularis
family: Microhylidae
subfamily: Cophylinae

© 2008 Miguel Vences and Frank Glaw (1 of 3)

  hear call (168.9K MP3 file)

  hear Fonozoo call

[call details here]

Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Data Deficient (DD)
CITES No CITES Listing
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

 

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Description
M 21-24 mm. Tympanum distinct, 3/5 of eye diameter. Tibiotarsal articulation reaches the tympanum. Toe 3 longer than toe 5. Skin smooth or slightly granular. Dorsally variable, brown with symmetrical dark and light markings. Ventrally uniform grey with a dark throat (Glaw and Vences 2007).

Similar species: A. boulengeri (Glaw and Vences 2007).

Distribution and Habitat

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Madagascar

 

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Species is located in Andohahela, Malahelo, Nahampoana, Tolagnaro (Glaw and Vences 2007). It ranges from sea level to 1500m asl (Nussbaum and Vallan 2008).

Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
Habits: Calls from tree trunks or rocks at perch heights of 1 m. Eggs and tadpoles in water-filled tree holes, guarded by the male (Glaw and Vences 2007).

Calls: A single short melodious note that is repeated after regular intervals. Note repetition rate 85/min (Glaw and Vences 2007).

Trends and Threats
Species is listed as data deficient because of continuing uncertainties as to its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements. Its forest habitat is receding due to subsistence agriculture, timber extraction, charcoal manufacture, invasive spread of eucalyptus, livestock grazing, fires and expanding human settlements. It occurs in the R�serve Sp�ciale d�Ambohitantely, which is poorly managed, and Parc National d'Andohahela, which is well managed (Nussbaum and Vallan 2008).

Possible reasons for amphibian decline

General habitat alteration and loss
Habitat modification from deforestation, or logging related activities
Intensified agriculture or grazing
Urbanization
Subtle changes to necessary specialized habitat

Comments
Taken with permission from Glaw and Vences (2007) and Nussbaum and Vallan (2008).

References

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

Nussbaum, R. and Vallan, D. (2008). Anodonthyla nigrigularis. In: IUCN 2008. 2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. www.iucnredlist.org. Downloaded on 01 May 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 2002-01-28
Edited by Catherine Aguilar (2010-07-18)

Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2010 Anodonthyla nigrigularis <http://amphibiaweb.org/species/2328> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Oct 22, 2017.



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