Boophis brachychir


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Boophis brachychir
Species Authority: (Boettger, 1882)
Common Name(s):
English Nosy Be Bright-eyed Frog
Rhacophorus brachychir Boettger, 1882
Taxonomic Notes: This species is sometimes confused with Boophis madagascariensis.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-01-01
Assessor(s): Andreone, F., Vences, M. & Glaw, F.
Reviewer(s): Stuart, S.N., Chanson, J.S. & Cox, N.A.
Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing uncertainties as to its taxonomic status, as well as absence of recent information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is widely, but patchily, distributed in the northern half of Madagascar, from sea level up to 1,600m asl.
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Population [top]

Population: It is a locally abundant species.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It lives in a variety of habitats, including rainforest and dry forest, and also in savannah close to forest, and breeds in streams.
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, fire and expanding human settlements.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The taxonomy of this species requires revision, since it includes more than one species (Glaw pers. comm.). It occurs in many protected areas.

Citation: Andreone, F., Vences, M. & Glaw, F. 2008. Boophis brachychir. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 03 September 2015.
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