M 27-29 mm. Outer dorsolateral ridges weakly visible, inner dorsolateral ridges usually absent. No supraocular spines or heel spine, interocular tubercles sometimes weakly expressed. Colouration rather variable, but mostly uniform with laterally dark head and a distinct continuous white stripe along the upper lip that is, however, missing in some specimens (Glaw and Vences 2007).
Distribution and Habitat
Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Madagascar
Northeastern Madgascar, at Marojejy (Glaw and Vences 2007). Found at 1,250 m asl (Glaw and Vences 2008). This species was found in bushes in an artificial clearing which was surrounded by montane forest (Glaw and Vences 2008).
Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
Habits: Specimens call at dusk and night from perches in dense vegetation, 1-1.5 m above the ground, usually not in close vicinity of open water (Glaw and Vences 2007). May be a direct developer since it does not live near water (Glaw and Vences 2008).
Calls: A very slow series of relatively long unharmonious and clearly pulsed notes (Glaw and Vences 2007).
Trends and Threats
This species is listed as vulnerable because it is known from only a single protected location: the Parc National de Marojejy (Glaw and Vences 2008).
Taken with permission from Glaw and Vences (2007).
Glaw, F. and Vences, M. (2008). Gephyromantis schilfi. 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.
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)
Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2009 Gephyromantis schilfi <http://amphibiaweb.org/species/6171> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Sep 20, 2018.
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