Boophis goudotii


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Boophis goudotii
Species Authority: Tschudi, 1838
Rhacophorus untersteini Ahl, 1928

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2008-01-01
Assessor/s: Ronald Nussbaum, John Cadle, Denis Vallan
Reviewer/s: Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, tolerance of a broad range of habitats, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is widespread on the high plateau of central Madagascar, but it is also known from western Madagascar (Ambohijanahary) and northern Madagascar (Tsaratanana). Its recorded altitudinal range is 900-2,200m asl. Records from Kalambatritra (not mapped) require further investigation.
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Population [top]

Population: It is a common species.
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It lives in rainforests, fields, and disturbed stream sides near slow-moving and stagnant water, rice fields, and degraded sites. It breeds in slow moving and still waters, both permanent and temporary.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): It is probably not affected by deforestation, and is adaptable and is unlikely to be threatened. It is collected for local consumption, but probably not at a level to constitute a threat to the species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It occurs in many protected areas.
Citation: Ronald Nussbaum, John Cadle, Denis Vallan 2004. Boophis goudotii. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <>. Downloaded on 16 April 2014.
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