Boophis blommersae 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Mantellidae

Scientific Name: Boophis blommersae
Species Authority: 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: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-01-01
Assessor(s): Nussbaum, R., Raxworthy, C.J. & Glaw, F.
Reviewer(s): Stuart, S.N., Chanson, J.S. & Cox, N.A.
Listed as Vulnerable because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 20,000 km2, it is known from fewer than ten locations, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat in northern Madagascar.
Previously published Red List assessments:
2004 Vulnerable (VU)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species occurs at Montagne d'Ambre in northern Madagascar, and further south in the general vicinity of Tsaratanana. Other rainforest areas of northern Madagascar might also harbour this species. Its recorded altitudinal range is 500-900m asl.
Countries occurrence:
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Population [top]

Population: It is a very common species.
Current Population Trend: Decreasing
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is a species of humid rainforest, surviving only in slightly modified habitats. It breeds in streams.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Its forest habitat is receding due to subsistence agriculture (including livestock grazing), timber extraction, charcoal manufacture, the spread of invasive eucalyptus, and expanding human settlements.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It occurs in Parc National de Montagne d'Ambre and Réserve Naturelle Intégrale du Tsaratanana.

Citation: Nussbaum, R., Raxworthy, C.J. & Glaw, F. 2008. Boophis blommersae. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T57392A11619698. . Downloaded on 01 December 2015.
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