Mantella ebenaui
family: Mantellidae
subfamily: Mantellinae
Species Description: Glaw F, Vences M 2006 Phylogeny and genus-level classification of mantellid frogs (Amphibia, Anura). Organisms, Diversity and Evolution 6:236-253

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
CITES Appendix II
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is widely distributed in northeastern Madagascar and the Sambirano region of northwestern Madagascar. It ranges from sea level up to 900m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It occurs in a variety of habitats including rainforest, dry forest, degraded forest and in open areas. It is a terrestrial species. The eggs are laid on land near water, and the larvae develop in temporary and permanent pools, and sometimes in brooks.


It is a locally abundant species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

It is an adaptable species, and there are few, if any, habitat-related threats. It is has been suggested that over collecting for commercial and private purposes is a threat, but it is only traded in low numbers.

Conservation Actions

It occurs in many protected areas. It is listed on CITES Appendix II.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)

Taxonomic Notes

We follow Glaw and Vences (2006) and Rabemananjara et al. (2007) in treating populations from northeastern Madagascar and the Sambirano region of northwestern Madagascar, previously assigned to Mantella betsileo, as a separate species: Mantella ebenaui.


Franco Andreone, Miguel Vences 2008. Mantella ebenaui. In: IUCN 2014


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