Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Mantellidae

Scientific Name: Boophis ankaratra
Species Authority: Andreone, 1993
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: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-01-01
Assessor(s): Nussbaum, R., Vences, M. & Andreone, F.
Reviewer(s): Stuart, S.N., Chanson, J.S. & Cox, N.A.
Listed as Least Concern in view of its relatively 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 known from several high-elevation localities in central Madagascar, including Andringitra, Ankaratra, Mandraka, Itremo, Col des Tapias and Ambohitantely. It occurs at 1,200-1,800m asl, possibly higher.
Countries occurrence:
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Population [top]

Population: It is locally very abundant.
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is a species of high-elevation rainforest. It also survives in degraded areas and open habitats, providing that some trees remain. It needs fast-flowing, clean streams for breeding, and so it is not found in villages.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Its forest habitat is receding due to subsistence agriculture, timber extraction, charcoal manufacture, and invasive spread of eucalyptus, livestock grazing, fire and expanding human settlements. It is probably also adversely affected by the pollution of breeding streams.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It occurs in Parc National d'Andringitra and the Réserve Spéciale d’Ambohitantely.

Citation: Nussbaum, R., Vences, M. & Andreone, F. 2008. Boophis ankaratra. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T57391A11619455. . Downloaded on 10 October 2015.
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