Species Description: Mercurio, V. and Andreone, F. 2007. Two new canyon-dwelling frogs from the arid sandstone Isalo Massif, central-southern Madagascar (Mantellidae, Mantellinae). Zootaxa 1574: 31_47.
Sympatric with G. corvus. This species can be distinguished from G. corvus by dorsal coloration (brownish to olive gray with lighter patches of brown in G. corvus), somewhat larger eyes and tympanum, calls, a larger maximum SVL in males (43 mm in G. azzurrae vs. 38 mm in G. corvus), and a stout body (vs. slender in G. corvus) (Mercurio and Andreone 2007).
Distribution and Habitat
Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Madagascar
Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
Trends and Threats
Possible reasons for amphibian decline
General habitat alteration and loss
Andreone, F. and Vences, M. (2008). Gephyromantis azzurrae. In: IUCN 2008. 2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. www.iucnredlist.org. Downloaded on 20 March 2009.
Glaw, F., and Vences, M. (2007). Field Guide to the Amphibians and Reptiles of Madagascar. Third Edition. Vences and Glaw Verlag, Köln.
Mercurio, V., and Andreone, F. (2007). ''Two new canyon-dwelling frogs from the arid sandstone Isalo Massif, central-southern Madagascar (Mantellidae, Mantellinae).'' Zootaxa, 1574, 31-47.
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 2009-03-20
Edited by Catherine Aguilar (2009-04-07)
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