Boophis andreonei 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Mantellidae

Scientific Name: Boophis andreonei Glaw & Vences, 1994
Taxonomic Source(s): Frost, D.R. 2015. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. New York, USA. Available at:

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2016
Date Assessed: 2015-11-24
Assessor(s): IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group
Reviewer(s): Stuart, S.N.
Contributor(s): Glaw, F. & Vences, M.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Hobin, L.
Listed as Vulnerable because its extent of occurrence is 12,035 km2, its distribution is severely fragmented, it occurs in less than 10 threat-defined locations and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species occurs at Benavony (type locality), Manongarivo, Antsahamanara in the Tsaratanana Massif (Andreone et al., 2009), and in Marojejy National Park (between 200-1,100 m asl in northern Madagascar. An unconfirmed and unpublished record from the southeastern tip of the Tsaratanana Massif is included in the range map (M. Vences unpubl. data). It is believed to occur more widely, and probably occurs widely in the Sambirano forest zone. Its extent of occurrence (EOO) is 12,035 km2.
Countries occurrence:
Additional data:
Lower elevation limit (metres):200
Upper elevation limit (metres):1100
Range Map:Click here to open the map viewer and explore range.

Population [top]

Population:Little information is available, but it is not particularly rare and its distribution is severely fragmented. Due to ongoing declines in the extent and quality of habitat, the population is suspected to be decreasing.
Current Population Trend:Decreasing
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:Yes

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It is a species of pristine and slightly degraded forest close to primary forest. At night, males call from perches 2-4 m high in vegetation along rainforest streams (Glaw and Vences, 2007). It presumably breeds in streams by larval development.
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater
Continuing decline in area, extent and/or quality of habitat:Yes
Movement patterns:Not a Migrant

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: There are no records of this species being utilized.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There is very rapid deforestation within its range due to subsistence agriculture (including livestock grazing), timber extraction, charcoaling, and expanding human settlements.

Species in this genus have tested positive for Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (Bd), however currently there have been no negative effects observed within amphibian populations in Madagascar suggesting the Bd strain has a low virulence level (Bletz et al., 2015).

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Conservation Actions
It occurs in the Manongarivo Special Reserve and Tsaratanana Strict Nature Reserve. 

Research Needed
Research for its distribution into the corridor needs to be carried out. Further research is also essential to fully understand the distribution, origin, type and virulence of Bd lineages found in Madagascar (Bletz et al., 2015).

Citation: IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group. 2016. Boophis andreonei. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T57389A84161550. . Downloaded on 20 September 2018.
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