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Distribution and Habitat
Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Madagascar
It is a streamside species in rainforest, including degraded forest, and open areas adjacent to forest. It is often associated with wetlands, bogs, stagnant water, and seeps, but not fast-flowing streams. It occurs from sea level up to 1600m asl (Vallan and Glaw 2008).
Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
Calls: A slow series of 3-8 short pulsed notes (Glaw and Vences 2007).
Trends and Threats
Possible reasons for amphibian decline
General habitat alteration and loss
Taken with permission from Glaw and Vences (2007) and Vallan and Glaw (2008).
Glaw, F., and Vences, M. (2007). Field Guide to the Amphibians and Reptiles of Madagascar. Third Edition. Vences and Glaw Verlag, Köln.
Vallan, D. and Glaw, F. (2008). Mantidactylus biporus. In: IUCN 2008. 2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. www.iucnredlist.org. Downloaded on 31 March 2009.
Written by Miguel Vences and Frank Glaw (m.vences AT tu-bs.de), 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 2000-11-27
Edited by Catherine Aguilar (2009-05-01)
Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2009 Mantidactylus biporus <http://amphibiaweb.org/species/4583> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Nov 20, 2019.
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