Mantella manery Vences, Glaw & Böhme, 1999

Marojejy mantella, Marojezy Mountain mantella



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Erroneously listed as Rediscovered by (Scheffers et al., 2011)

IUCN RedList status: Vulnerable


The species was listed as Rediscovered by (Scheffers et al., 2011), but this is erroneous as the report of rediscovery was that of the holotype itself (Vences et al., 2004).


Distribution & Habitat



Anatomy & Morphology



Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Vences, M., Glaw, F. and Böhme, W. (1999). A review of the genus Mantella (Anura, Ranidae, Mantellinae): taxonomy, distribution and conservation of the Malagasy poison frogs. Alytes 17: 3-72.


Other references:

Andreone, F., Cox, N., Glaw, F., Rabibisoa, N.A.C., Randriamahazo, H., Randrianasolo, H., Raxworthy, C.J., Stuart, S., Vallan, D. and Vences, M. 2008. Update of the Global Amphibian Assessment for Malagasy amphibians in light of new species discoveries, taxonomic changes, and new field information. In: F. Andreone (ed.), A Conservation Strategy for the Amphibians of Madagascar, Monografie del Museo Regionale di Scienze Naturali di Torino, 419-436.

Edmonds, D. (2009). Extended distribution of two frogs from Madagascar: Mantella crocea and Mantella manery (Anura: Mantellidae). Herpetology Notes 2: 53-57.

Glaw, F. and Vences, M. (1994). A Fieldguide to the Amphibians and Reptiles of Madagascar. Second Edition. Zoologisches Forschungsinstitut und Museum Alexander Koenig, Bonn.

Glaw, F. and Vences, M. (2007). A Fieldguide to the Amphibians and Reptiles of Madagascar. Third Edition. Vences & Glaw Verlag, Cologne.

IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group. (2017). Mantella manery. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T57447A84167433. Accessed on 06 March 2024.

Jovanovic, O., Rabemananjara, F., Ramilijaona, O., Andreone, F., Glaw, F. and Vences, M. (2006). Frogs of Madagascar, Genus Mantella. Pocket Identification Guide. Conservation International. Tropical Pocket Guide Series, Washington DC.

Rabemananjara, F. C. E., Crottini, A., Chiari, Y., Andreone, F., Glaw, F., Duguet, R., Bora, P., Ravohangimalala Ramilijaona, O. and Vences, M. (2007). Molecular systematics of Malagasy poison frogs in the Mantella betsileo and M. laevigata species groups. Zootaxa 1501: 31-44.

Scheffers, Brett R., Yong, Ding Li, Harris, J. Berton C., Giam, Xingli and Sodhi, Navjot S. (2011). The world’s rediscovered species: back from the brink? PLoS ONE 6(7): e22531. [Supporting Information (Table S1)]

Staniszewski, M. (2001). Mantellas. Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt am Main.

Vences, M., Woodhead, C., Bora, P. and Glaw, F. (2004). Rediscovery and redescription of the holotype of Mantella manery. Alytes 22(1-2): 15-18.


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