Gephyromantis spiniferus

Subgenus: Asperomantis
family: Mantellidae
subfamily: Mantellinae

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Vulnerable (VU)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None



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M 33-35 mm, F 32-38 mm. Morphologically similar to G. asper, but larger and with a more extreme expression of spines and ridges. Foot webbing 1(1), 2i/e(1), 3i(2), 3e(1), 4i(2.5), 4e(2), 5(0.5-0). Ventrally, especially in females, with a very distinct black-white contrasted pattern. Males with a blackish paired subgular vocal sac.

Distribution and Habitat

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Madagascar


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Andohahela, Chaines Anosyennes, Kalambatritra, Marovitsika, Midongy.

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.

Written by Miguel Vences and Frank Glaw (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 2000-11-30
Edited by Catherine Aguilar (2009-03-31)

Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2009 Gephyromantis spiniferus <> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Aug 5, 2020.

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