AMPHIBIAWEB
Blommersia galani
family: Mantellidae
subfamily: Mantellinae
 
Species Description: Vences M, Koehler J, Pabijan M, Glaw F 2010 Two syntopic and microendemic new frogs of the genus Blommersia from the east copast of Madagascar. Afr J Herpetology 59:133-156.
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
CITES
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Madagascar

 

View distribution map using BerkeleyMapper.

   

From the IUCN Red List Species Account:

 

Range Description

This species is known from four localities - Nosy Boraha, Ile aux Nattes, Foulpointe and Tampolo - at low elevations on the east coast of Madagascar (Vences et al. 2010). Surveys in nearby areas only recorded Blommersia blommersae, which is also known to occupy the habitat to the north and south of the mapped region. This suggests that, similar to Blommersia dejongiBlommersia galani is probably restricted to the narrow stretch of low elevations along the coast and that current known localities span the largest part of the species' distribution (Vences et al. 2010). Based on this distribution, its extent of occurrence (EOO) has been estimated at 3,854 km2.

Habitat and Ecology

This species appears to be a generalist, adaptable to living in lowland forest and severely degraded habitats such as scrubland, paddy fields, and plantations (Vences et al. 2010). It is presumed to reproduce by larval development.

Population

Available information suggests this species is common where it is found and, due to its adaptability to degraded habitats, its population is unlikely to be decreasing (Vences et al. 2010).

Population Trend

stable

Major Threats

Due to its adaptability to degraded habitats there are no recognized threats to this species.

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
Although this species has a limited coastal distribution and is only known from four localities, there are no recognized threats to this species. 



Research Needed
This includes studies into population size, distribution and trends, life history and ecology, and also monitoring of population trends to confirm that it is not decreasing.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)

Rationale

Listed as Least Concern as, despite the limited distribution of this species, its adaptability to severely degraded habitats indicates that there is no immediate threat to its survival.

Citation

IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2015. Blommersia galani. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2015: e.T48964583A48964607. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2015-4.RLTS.T48964583A48964607.en .Downloaded on 12 December 2018

 

IUCN Terms of Use