© 2008 Miguel Vences and Frank Glaw (1 of 1)
Similar species: All other species of Brygoomantis are more or less similar, but the lack of vomerine teeth in M. madecassus is diagnostic.
Distribution and Habitat
Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Madagascar
Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
Breeding takes place in slow-moving streams (Vences and Glaw 2008).
Trends and Threats
Possible reasons for amphibian decline
General habitat alteration and loss
Glaw, F., and Vences, M. (2007). Field Guide to the Amphibians and Reptiles of Madagascar. Third Edition. Vences and Glaw Verlag, Köln.
Vences, M. and Glaw, M. (2008). Mantidactylus madecassus. In: IUCN 2008. 2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. www.iucnredlist.org. Downloaded on 29 April 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 2000-11-30
Edited by Henry Zhu (2009-05-06)
Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2009 Mantidactylus madecassus <http://amphibiaweb.org/species/4611> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Sep 25, 2020.
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