Gephyromantis webbi (Grandison, 1953)

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

Rhacophorus webbi Grandison, 1953, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 12, 6: 855. Holotype: BMNH 1953.1.2.34, by original designation. Type locality: "Mangabé Island, Antongil Bay, N. E. Madagascar".

Gephyromantis webbiGuibé, 1978, Bonn. Zool. Monogr., 11: 52.

Mantidactylus webbiBlommers-Schlösser and Blanc, 1991, Faune de Madagascar, 75: 200.

Mantidactylus (Gephyromantis) webbiDubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 312.

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

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

English Names

Webb's Madagascar Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 101).


Region of Antongil Bay and on the island of Nosy Mangabe in northeastern Madagascar, below 100 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Madagascar

Endemic: Madagascar


Prior to the revision of Glaw and Vences, 2006, Organisms Divers. Evol., 6: 236-253, in the Mantidactylus (Gephyromantis) redimitus group of Dubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 312. See account by Vences, Glaw, and Andreone, 1997, Alytes, 14: 130-146, who considered it to be in the Mantidactylus boulengeri group. Glaw and Vences, 2007, Field Guide Amph. Rept. Madagascar, Ed. 3: 214-215, provided an account. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status (as Mantidactylus webbi) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 433. 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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