This species is widely distributed in many localities in eastern Madagascar except in the northeastern region, from Voloina south to Nampoana. It has been recorded at 100-1,100 m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
The species lives in rainforest and in heavily disturbed secondary habitats, but not in open areas. It is an arboreal species most often found in leaf axils, especially of screw pines (Pandanus spp.) and breeds in temporary and permanent pools.
It is a locally abundant species. However, due to ongoing declines in the extent and quality of habitat, the population is suspected to be decreasing.
Its forest habitat is receding due to subsistence agriculture, timber extraction, charcoal manufacture, and invasive spread of eucalyptus, livestock grazing and expanding human settlements. It might also be affected by the collection of Pandanus, which is used for the roofs of huts.
It occurs in many protected areas including Betampona Strict Nature Reserve (Rosa et al. 2012).
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, tolerance of a degree of habitat modification and presumed large population.
Lowland populations previously attributed to this species have now been described as Guibemantis timidus (Vences and Glaw, 2005).
IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2016. Guibemantis tornieri. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T57527A84177016. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-1.RLTS.T57527A84177016.en .Downloaded on 18 February 2019