Gephyromantis pseudoasper

Subgenus: Phylacomantis
family: Mantellidae
subfamily: Mantellinae

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



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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species occurs in northern Madagascar from Fôret d’Ambre Special Reserve and Montagne d'Ambre National Park (D'Cruze et al. 2008) south to Sahamalasa and Masoala, although it might be more widespread. It has been recorded from sea level up to 900 m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

This species lives in pristine and degraded rainforest, as well as in secondary vegetation. It has been observed both on the ground and in trees, and it breeds in streams.


It is a locally abundant species and the population is believed to be stable.

Population Trend


Major Threats

It is adaptable and probably not affected by deforestation, is it therefore unlikely to be threatened.

Species in this genus have tested positive for Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (Bd), however currently there have been no negative effects observed within amphibian populations in Madagascar suggesting the Bd strain has a low virulence level (Bletz et al. 2015).

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
It occurs in all the protected areas within its range including the Fôret d’Ambre Special Reserve and Montagne d'Ambre National Park (D'Cruze et al. 2008).

Research Needed
Further research is essential to fully understand the distribution, origin, type and virulence of Bd lineages found in Madagascar (Bletz et al. 2015).

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)


Listed as Least Concern becuase it is common and adaptable with a presumed large population.


IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2016. Gephyromantis pseudoasper. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T57513A84175596. .Downloaded on 21 February 2019


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