Boophis englaenderi 

Scope: Global

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Mantellidae

Scientific Name: Boophis englaenderi
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: 2016
Date Assessed: 2015-11-24
Assessor(s): IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group
Reviewer(s): Stuart, S.N.
Contributor(s): Glaw, F., Scherz, D. & Vences, M.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Hobin, L. & Coals, L.
Listed as Vulnerable because its extent of occurrence (EOO) is 9,655 km2, it is known from three threat-defined locations and there is ongoing decline in the extent and quality of habitat.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species was previously only known from north-eastern Madagascar at Marojejy, Ilampy and Andrakata, where it had been recorded from around 300m asl. It has now also been recorded from Manompana–Ambodiriana forest, eastern Madagascar, at 53m asl (Gehring et al., 2010). Its geographic range is not completely known. Its extent of occurrence (EOO) is 9,532 km2 and it is known from three threat-defined locations.
Countries occurrence:
Additional data:
Number of Locations:3
Lower elevation limit (metres):53
Upper elevation limit (metres):300
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Population [top]

Population:Due to ongoing declines in the extent and quality of habitat, the population is suspected to be decreasing.
Current Population Trend:Decreasing
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This species lives in primary and secondary rainforest, but not in open areas. It breeds along brooks and streams by larval development.
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater
Continuing decline in area, extent and/or quality of habitat:Yes
Movement patterns:Not a Migrant

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: There are no records of this species being utilized.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Despite its apparent resilience to some habitat degradation, its overall forest habitat is receding due to subsistence agriculture, timber extraction, charcoal manufacture, invasive spread of eucalyptus, livestock grazing and expanding human settlements.

Species in this genus have tested positive for Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (Bd), however currently there have been no negative effects observed within amphibian populations in Madagascar suggesting the Bd strain has a low virulence level (Bletz et al., 2015).

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Conservation Actions
This species occurs in Marojejy National Park and Masoala National Park. It may also occur in Makira Natural Reserve.

Research Needed
Further research is essential to fully understand the distribution, origin, type and virulence of Bd lineages found in Madagascar (Bletz et al., 2015).

Citation: IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group. 2016. Boophis englaenderi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T57399A67200445. . Downloaded on 23 October 2016.
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