Mantidactylus inaudax (Peracca, 1893)

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

English Names

None noted. 


Highlands and rainforests of Northern Central East and Central Madagascar, also occurring at sites in the North West and Ambirano Regions; known from Ambohitantely, Ampotsidy, Andrangoloaka, Anjozorobe, Fierenana, the vicinity of Lake Alaotra, the western slope of Makira, and the Moramanga-Anosibe An’Ala/Besariaka crossroad, at elevations of 948–1580 m.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Madagascar

Endemic: Madagascar


In the subgenus Brygoomantis, Mantidactylus inaudax 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 (p. 282–170) diagnosis, natural history, advertisement call, adult and larval morphology, and distribution. These authors also removed Mantidactylus inaudax from the synonymy of Mantidactylus curtus, where it had been placed by Blommers-Schlösser and Blanc, 1991, Faune de Madagascar, 75: 244. This synonymy had been questioned by Gavetti and Andreone, 1993, Cat. Mus. Reg. Sci. Nat., Torino, 10: 107.

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