Boophis albilabris 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Mantellidae

Scientific Name: Boophis albilabris
Species Authority: (Boulenger, 1888)
Common Name(s):
English White-lipped Bright-eyed Frog
Rhacophorus albilabris Boulenger, 1888
Taxonomic Source(s): Frost, D.R. 2015. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. New York, USA. Available at:
Taxonomic Notes: The subspecies occidentalis has now been raised to full specific rank (Andreone et al. 2002).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-01-01
Assessor(s): Nussbaum, R., Cadle, J. & Glaw, F.
Reviewer(s): Stuart, S.N., Chanson, J.S. & Cox, N.A.
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, tolerance of a degree of habitat modification, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
Previously published Red List assessments:
2004 Least Concern (LC)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is widely distributed in northeastern, eastern and southeastern Madagascar. It ranges from around 100m up to 1,000m asl. Records from western Madagascar refer to Boophis occidentalis.
Countries occurrence:
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Population [top]

Population: It is locally common within its range.
Current Population Trend: Decreasing
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is an arboreal species of moist rainforests, including slightly disturbed habitats, but it is not found in open areas. It can be found in isolated gallery forests. It is usually near streams, at least during the breeding season. It breeds explosively in streams and in small trickles of water.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Its forest habitat is receding due to subsistence agriculture, timber extraction, charcoal manufacture, invasive spread of eucalyptus, livestock grazing, and expanding human settlements. It is collected for the international pet trade in very small numbers, but this is very unlikely to constitute a threat to the species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It occurs in many protected areas.

Citation: Nussbaum, R., Cadle, J. & Glaw, F. 2008. Boophis albilabris. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T57386A11618020. . Downloaded on 29 May 2016.
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