Boophis burgeri 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Mantellidae

Scientific Name: Boophis burgeri
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:
Taxonomic Notes: Unidentified specimens from places other than the type locality might belong to this species.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-01-01
Assessor(s): 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 extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.
Previously published Red List assessments:
2004 Data Deficient (DD)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species from east-central Madagascar is known with certainty only from a small area around Andasibe. Records from Marojejy, Masoala and Tsaratanana probably belong to an undescribed species. Its recorded altitudinal range is 815-900m asl.
Countries occurrence:
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Population [top]

Population: It is normally considered to be rare, as although it was once found to be common this was only in a very small area.
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species occurs in rainforest, including old secondary forest close to pristine 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 and expanding human settlements.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It occurs in the Réserve Spéciale d’Analamazaotra, and probably in the nearby Parc National de Mantadia.

Citation: Vences, M. & Glaw, F. 2008. Boophis burgeri. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T57396A11620820. . Downloaded on 26 November 2015.
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