Gephyromantis rivicola (Vences, Glaw, and Andreone, 1997)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Mantellidae > Subfamily: Mantellinae > Genus: Gephyromantis > Species: Gephyromantis rivicola

Mantidactylus (Gephyromantis) rivicola Vences, Glaw, and Andreone, 1997, Alytes, 14: 138. Holotype: ZFMK 57428, by original designation. Type locality: "near Camp 1, Marojezy Strict Nature Reserve (Réserve Naturelle Integrale), northeastern Madagascar, altitude about 300 m above sea level".

Gephyromantis rivicolaVences and Glaw, 2006, in Vences et al. (eds.), Calls Frogs Madagascar: 23.

Gephyromantis (Vatomantis) rivicolaGlaw and Vences, 2006, Organisms Divers. Evol., 6: 244, by implication; Glaw and Vences, 2006, Organisms Divers. Evol., Electron. Suppl., 11(1): 3.

English Names

None noted.


Northeastern Madagascar from Marojejy south to Masoala, 0-700 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Madagascar

Endemic: Madagascar


Glaw and Vences, 2007, Field Guide Amph. Rept. Madagascar, Ed. 3: 214-215, provided an account and suggested that the Marojezy and Andranofotsy populations may be distinct species. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status (as Mantidactylus rivicola) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 432. Sabino-Pinto, Mayerl, Meilink, Grasso, Raaijmakers, Russo, Segal, Stegen, Clegg, Srikanthan, Glaw, and Vences, 2014, Herpetol. Notes, 7: 67-73, reported on the advertisement call. 

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