Wakea madinika (Vences, Andreone, Glaw, and Mattioli, 2002)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Mantellidae > Subfamily: Mantellinae > Genus: Wakea > Species: Wakea madinika

Mantidactylus (Blommersia) madinika Vences, Andreone, Glaw, and Mattioli, 2002, Copeia, 2002: 1058. Holotype: ZSM 601/2001. Type locality: "in a plantation at the edge of the Sambirano river, approximately 200 m upstream from Antsirasira (on the river side opposite to the larger village of Marovato), Marovato Fivondronana, Antsiranana Faritany (Diégo Suarez Province), north-western Madagascar (13° 56′ 22″ S, 48° 33′ 16″ E, less than 100 m above sea level".

Wakea madinikaGlaw and Vences, 2006, Organisms Divers. Evol., 6: 249.

English Names

None noted.


Known only from the type locality (near Antsirasira, Marovato Fivondronana, Antsiranana Faritany, north-western Madagascar).

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Madagascar

Endemic: Madagascar


In the Mantidactylus (Blommersia) domerguei group according to the original publication. Transferred to the monotypic genus Wakea by Glaw and Vences, 2006, Organisms Divers. Evol., 6: 249. Glaw and Vences, 2007, Field Guide Amph. Rept. Madagascar, Ed. 3: 188-189, provided an account.

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