AmphibiaWeb - Gephyromantis granulatus


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Gephyromantis granulatus (Boettger, 1881)

Subgenus: Duboimantis
family: Mantellidae
subfamily: Mantellinae
genus: Gephyromantis

© 2008 Miguel Vences and Frank Glaw (1 of 5)

  hear call (193.9K MP3 file)

  hear Fonozoo call

[call details here]

Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN Red List Status Account Least Concern (LC)
National Status None
Regional Status None
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M 40-45 mm, F 40-45 mm. Weakly expressed outer dorsolateral folds, no inner dorsolateral folds, interocular tubercles, supraocular spines, nor heel tubercles. Dorsal skin smooth. Colouration variable but most individuals with a distinct light stripe along the upper lip.

Similar species: Gephyromantis redimitus and G. cornutus also call along brooks in forest, but have single subgular vocal sacs and mostly two black tubercles between the eyes. Tibiotarsal articulation of G. redimitus reaches only beyond the eye. G. leucomaculatus has a smaller inner metatarsal tubercle, lacks the light band along the upper lip, and calling males are not found along brooks. It is especially similar to G. zavona.

Distribution and Habitat

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Madagascar, Mayotte


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Andapa, Andrakata, Benavony, Lokobe, Manongarivo, Marojejy, Montagne d’ Ambre, Nosy Be, Tsararano, Tsaratanana (Andampy campsite).

It occurs from near sea level up to 900m (Raxworthy and Vences 2008).

Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
Habits: Males call at night from the vegetation, 0.5-2 m above the ground, close to streams. In intact and degraded rainforest as well as in secondary vegetation.

Calls: A long regular series of unharmonious notes.

Trends and Threats
This species is listed as least concern in view of its wide distribution, tolerance of a degree of habitat modification, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category (Raxworthy and Vences 2008).

Taken with permission from Glaw and Vences (2007).


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

Raxworthy, C. and Vences, M. (2008). Gephyromantis granulatus. In: IUCN 2008. 2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 18 March 2009.

Originally submitted by: Miguel Vences and Frank Glaw (first posted 2000-11-27)
Edited by: Catherine Aguilar (2009-04-07)

Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2009 Gephyromantis granulatus <> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Dec 5, 2023.

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