Gephyromantis ventrimaculatus (Angel, 1935)

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

Trachymantis malagasia ventrimaculatus Angel, 1935, Bull. Soc. Zool. France, 60: 205. Syntypes: MNHNP 1935.172–173, according to Guibé, 1978, Bonn. Zool. Monogr., 11: 79; MNHNP 1935.173 designated lectotype by Dubois, 1980, Bull. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. Paris, Sect. A, Zool., 2: 349 and Blommers-Schlösser and Blanc, 1991, Faune de Madagascar, 75: 137. Type locality: "Isaka Ivondro, alt. 700 m, Région de Fort-Dauphin", Madagascar.

Trachymantis ventrimaculataGuibé, 1978, Bonn. Zool. Monogr., 11: 79.

Laurentomantis ventrimaculataDubois, 1980, Bull. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. Paris, Sect. A, Zool., 2: 350.

Mantidactylus (Laurentomantis) ventrimaculatusGlaw and Vences, 1994, Fieldguide Amph. Rept. Madagascar, Ed. 2: 403.

Gephyromantis (Laurentomantis) ventrimaculatusVences and Glaw, 2006, in Vences et al. (eds.), Calls Frogs Madagascar: 22. Glaw and Vences, 2006, Organisms Divers. Evol., 6: 244; by implication; Glaw and Vences, 2006, Organisms Divers. Evol., Electron. Suppl., 11(1): 3.

English Names

Brown Grainy Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 99).


Southern Madagascar at the type locality (Isaka-Ivondro), Vohiparara, and Andasibe, 700–1000 m elevation.


See accounts by Vences, Glaw, Andreone, Jesu, and Schimmenti, 2002, Bijdr. Dierkd., 70: 198–200, and Glaw and Vences, 2007, Field Guide Amph. Rept. Madagascar, Ed. 3: 216–217. Randrianiaina, Wollenberg, Hiobiarilanto, Strauss, Glos, and Vences, 2011, J. Nat. Hist., London, 45: 2871–2900, described larval morphology.

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