Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Mantellidae

Scientific Name: Boophis erythrodactylus
Species Authority: (Guibé, 1953)
Common Name(s):
English Forest Bright-eyed Frog
Hyperolius erythrodactylus Guibé, 1953
Taxonomic Source(s): Frost, D.R. 2013. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 5.6 (9 January 2013). Electronic Database. American Museum of Natural History, New York, USA. Available at:
Taxonomic Notes: Many previous records of this species refer to Boophis tasymena (Vences and Glaw 2002). This account covers only confirmed records of Boophis erythrodactylus.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-01-01
Assessor(s): Glaw, F., Cadle, J. & Vences, M.
Reviewer(s): Stuart, S.N., Chanson, J.S. & Cox, N.A.
Listed as Least Concern in view of its relatively wide distribution, tolerance of a degree of habitat modification, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
Previously published Red List assessments:
2004 Least Concern (LC)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known with certainty only from small number localities in central eastern Madagascar (Ranamafana, Mantadia and Mandraka), and one western record (Mahajeby Forest). Its recorded altitudinal range is 1,000-1,100m asl.
Countries occurrence:
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Population [top]

Population: It is an uncommon species.
Current Population Trend: Decreasing
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is a species of rainforest, including disturbed sites adjacent to rainforest. It breeds in wide forest streams.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It occurs in the Ranomafana and Mantadia National Parks.

Citation: Glaw, F., Cadle, J. & Vences, M. 2008. Boophis erythrodactylus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T57400A11629341. . Downloaded on 10 October 2015.
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