Blommersia sarotra
family: Mantellidae
subfamily: Mantellinae
Species Description: Glaw, F., and M. Vences. 2002. A new sibling species of the anuran subgenus Blommersia from Madagascar (Amphibia: Mantellidae:Mantidactylus) and its molecular phylogenetic relationships. Herpetological Journal. London. 12:11-20.

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  hear call (171.4K MP3 file)

  hear Fonozoo call

[call details here]

Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
National Status None
Regional Status None



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M 15-17 mm. Hand without webbing, foot with rudimentary webbing. Dorsal skin smooth. An inconspicuous small brown frog. Usually without vertebral line.

Distribution and Habitat

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Madagascar


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Andasibe, Fierenana, Mandraka, Moramanga, Torotorofotsy.

Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
Males call during the day and at night from the ground or very low in the vegetation above small and shallow puddles, swamps and ditches, at the edge of mid-altitude rainforest or in disturbed vegetation. Calling specimens are usually hidden in very deep vegetation and extremely difficult to observe, although they can be locally common. One egg clutch probably of this species was found in the leaf litter near to a puddle.

Calls: A relatively long and pulsed note, repeated after irregular intervals.


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

Written by Frank Glaw and Miguel Vences (m.vences AT, 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 2008-12-04
Edited by Kellie Whittaker (2010-07-19)

Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2010 Blommersia sarotra <> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Jan 23, 2021.

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