AmphibiaWeb - Gephyromantis spiniferus


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Gephyromantis spiniferus (Blommers-Schlösser & Blanc, 1991)

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

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN Red List Status Account Vulnerable (VU)
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.

Originally submitted by: Miguel Vences and Frank Glaw (first posted 2000-11-30)
Edited by: Catherine Aguilar (2009-03-31)

Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2009 Gephyromantis spiniferus <> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Apr 18, 2024.

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