Mantella haraldmeieri Busse, 1981

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Mantellidae > Subfamily: Mantellinae > Genus: Mantella > Species: Mantella haraldmeieri

Mantella madagascariensis haraldmeieri Busse, 1981, Amphibia-Reptilia, 2: 34. Holotype: ZFMK 53540 by original designation. Type locality: "Fort Dauphin, Süd Madagaskar".

Mantella haraldmeieriMeier, 1986, Herpetofauna, Weinstadt, 8: 9. Pintak and Böhme, 1990, Salamandra, 26: 58–62; Glaw and Vences, 1992, Fieldguide Amph. Rept. Madagascar: 166.

English Names

Haraldmeier's Mantella (Staniszewski, 2001, Mantellas: 182).

Tolagnaro Golden Frog (Staniszewski, 2001, Mantellas: 182).


Anosy Mountains, southeastern Madagascar, 300–950 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Madagascar

Endemic: Madagascar


Placed in the synonymy of Mantella cowani by Blommers-Schlösser and Blanc, 1991, Faune de Madagascar, 75: 270, but resurrected by Böhme, Busse, and Glaw, 1993, Amphibia-Reptilia, 14: 269–273. In the Mantella cowani group of Vences, Glaw, and Böhme, 1999, Alytes, 17: 3–72; and Glaw and Vences, 2006, Organisms Divers. Evol., Electron. Suppl., 11(1): 2. Staniszewski, 2001, Mantellas: 182–185, provided an account. Glaw and Vences, 2007, Field Guide Amph. Rept. Madagascar, Ed. 3: 194–195, provided an account. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 428, who provided a personal communication from F. Glaw that this taxon may be a color variant of Mantella baroni.

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