Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Mantellidae

Scientific Name: Boophis feonnyala
Species Authority: Glaw, Vences, Andreone & Vallan, 2001
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:

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. & Vallan, D.
Reviewer(s): Stuart, S.N., Chanson, J.S. & Cox, N.A.
Listed as Data Deficient since it has only recently been described, and there is still very little information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.
Previously published Red List assessments:
2004 Data Deficient (DD)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known only from Andasibe at about 900m asl, in central eastern Madagascar. It is likely to be found elsewhere.
Countries occurrence:
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Population [top]

Population: It is not a common species.
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is known from secondary growth around an artificial dam, close to rainforest, and has also been found in open grass near the lake created by the dam, and in nearby forest. It has not been found in very open areas away from forest. It presumably breeds in the dam's lake, where the water is slow-flowing.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The only known site for this species is reasonably well protected. If it occurs elsewhere, it is likely to be experiencing habitat loss due to subsistence agriculture, timber extraction, charcoal manufacture, invasive spread of eucalyptus, livestock grazing and expanding human settlements.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Its only known site is on the border of the Réserve Spéciale d’Analamazaotra.

Citation: Andreone, F., Vences, M., Glaw, F. & Vallan, D. 2008. Boophis feonnyala. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T57401A11629625. . Downloaded on 10 October 2015.
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