Spinomantis brunae (Andreone, Glaw, Vences, and Vallan, 1998)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Mantellidae > Subfamily: Mantellinae > Genus: Spinomantis > Species: Spinomantis brunae

Mantidactylus (Spinomantis) brunae Andreone, Glaw, Vences, and Vallan, 1998, Herpetol. J., 8: 155. Holotype: MRSN A1649, by original designation. Type locality: "low altitude rainforest between the villages of Isaka-Ivondro and Eminiminy, Andohahela Strict Nature Reserve, Toliara (Tuléar) Province, 24° 45′ 30″ S/46° 51′ 15″ E, elevation of about 600 m", Madagascar.

Spinomantis brunaeVences and Glaw, 2006, in Vences et al. (eds.), Calls Frogs Madagascar: 26. Glaw and Vences, 2006, Organisms Divers. Evol., 6: 248; Glaw and Vences, 2006, Organisms Divers. Evol., Electron. Suppl., 11(1): 2.

English Names

None noted.


Humid forests in the Anosy Mountains from Andohahela and Manantantely, southeastern Madagascar, 600-800 m elevation.


Most similar to Mantidactylus peraccae according to the original publication. Glaw and Vences, 2007, Field Guide Amph. Rept. Madagascar, Ed. 3: 208-209, provided an account. See account by Cramer, Rabibisoa, and Raxworthy, 2008, Am. Mus. Novit., 3618: 4–7. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status (as Mantidactylus brunae) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 429, who noted that further work is needed to elucidate the status of this species with respect to Spinomantis peraccae and Spinomantis elegans.

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