Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Mantellidae

Scientific Name: Boophis andohahela
Species Authority: Andreone, Nincheri & Piazza, 1995
Taxonomic Source(s): Frost, D.R. 2013. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 5.6 (9 January 2013). Electronic Database. American Museum of Natural History, New York, USA. Available at:

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-01-01
Assessor(s): Nussbaum, R. & Andreone, F.
Reviewer(s): Stuart, S.N., Chanson, J.S. & Cox, N.A.
Listed as Data Deficient since it has only recently been described, and there is still very little information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.
Previously published Red List assessments:
2004 Data Deficient (DD)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known with certainty only from Andohahela in extreme south-eastern Madagascar, above 400m asl. A photograph of a specimen from 1,000m asl much further north at Ranomafana possibly also represents this species.
Countries occurrence:
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Population [top]

Population: It is abundant within its small known range.
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This is a species that is found in pristine rainforest, and which does not occur in degraded areas. It breeds in streams.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The area where it occurs is well protected. If it occurs more widely (as is likely), then its forest habitat is probably receding due to subsistence agriculture, timber extraction, charcoal manufacture, invasive spread of eucalyptus, livestock grazing, and expanding human settlements.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It occurs in Parc National d'Andohahela.

Citation: Nussbaum, R. & Andreone, F. 2008. Boophis andohahela. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T57388A11618698. . Downloaded on 04 October 2015.
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