AmphibiaWeb - Guibemantis flavobrunneus


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Guibemantis flavobrunneus (Blommers-Schlösser, 1979)

Subgenus: Pandanusicola
family: Mantellidae
subfamily: Mantellinae
genus: Guibemantis

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN Red List Status Account Least Concern (LC)
National Status None
Regional Status None
Access Conservation Needs Assessment Report .



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Males 30-33 mm, one female 38 mm. Back brown with variable patterns of lighter yellowish spots, mainly behind the eyes and dorsilateral folds. Ventral surface is yellowish. Skin smooth. Nostrils nearer to tip of snout than to eye. Tympanum distinct, about 1/2 of eye size. Tibiotarsal articulation reaches the eye. Lateral metatarsalia connected. Webbing of the hand rudimentary; webbing of the foot 1(1), 2i(1.5), 2e(1), 3i(2), 3e(1), 4i/e(2.5), 5(1). Males with distinct oblong femoral glands.

Similar species: Other species of the subgenus Pandanusicola differ by the diameter of tympanum or colouration. M. liber has larger hands and feet.

Distribution and Habitat

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Madagascar


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Andasibe, Torotorofotsy, south of Moramanga. It occurs between sea level and 1,000m asl in pristine rainforest, swamp forest, and littoral forest. It is often found in the axils of screw pines (Pandanus spp.) (Raxworthy and Vallan 2008).

Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
Habits: In the leaf axils of Pandanus, where it often can be found in the water.

Call: Unknown.

Eggs and tadpoles: Probably unknown (see tadpole of M. pulcher ).

Trends and Threats
It occurs in several protected areas (Raxworthy and Vallan 2008).

Possible reasons for amphibian decline

General habitat alteration and loss
Habitat modification from deforestation, or logging related activities
Intensified agriculture or grazing
Habitat fragmentation


Taken with permission from Glaw and Vences (2007).


Glaw, F. and Vences, M. (1994). Amphibians and Reptiles of Madagascar. M. Vences and F. Glaw Verlags GbR., Köln.

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 Vallan, D. (2008). Guibemantis flavobrunneus. In: IUCN 2008. 2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 01 April 2009.

Originally submitted by: Miguel Vences and Frank Glaw (first posted 2000-11-27)
Edited by: Henry Zhu (2009-05-06)

Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2009 Guibemantis flavobrunneus <> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Mar 2, 2024.

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