Mantidactylus biporus (Boulenger, 1889)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Mantellidae > Subfamily: Mantellinae > Genus: Mantidactylus > Species: Mantidactylus biporus

English Names

Two-pore Madagascar Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 101).


Low-elevation rainforest in Northern Central East Madagascar; known from An’Ala and Betampona, 190–840 m elevation. 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Madagascar

Endemic: Madagascar


In the subgenus Brygoomantis, Mantidactylus biporus clade of Scherz, Crottini, Hutter, Hildenbrand, Andreone, Fulgence, Köhler, Ndriantsoa, Ohler, Preick, Rakotoarison, Rancilhac, Raselimanana, Riemann, Rödel, Rosa, Streicher, Vieites, Köhler, Hofreiter, Glaw, and Vences, 2022, Megataxa, 7: 113–311, who provided an account detailing (pp. 263–265) molecular and morphological diagnosis, natural history, advertisement call, adult morphology, and distribution, and noting that the previous description of the tadpole was based on Mantidactylus inaudax.

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