Boophis burgeri


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Boophis burgeri
Species Authority: Glaw and Vences, 1994
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: 2004
Date Assessed: 2008-01-01
Assessor/s: Miguel Vences, Frank Glaw
Reviewer/s: Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing uncertainties as to its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.

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.
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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.
Population Trend: Unknown

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: Miguel Vences, Frank Glaw 2004. Boophis burgeri. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <>. Downloaded on 18 April 2014.
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