Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Mantellidae

Scientific Name: Boophis idae
Species Authority: (Steindachner, 1867)
Taxonomic Notes: The relationship between this species and Boophis hilleni needs to be clarified (M. Vences pers. comm.).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-01-01
Assessor(s): Nussbaum, R. & Vallan, D.
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 ranges widely in the eastern rainforests of east-central Madagascar, from Fiherenana southwards. Its recorded altitudinal range is 900-1,100m asl.
Countries occurrence:
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Population [top]

Population: It is a locally common species.
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is a rainforest species, usually observed in disturbed or open areas in rainforest, and the forest edge. It has also been found in agricultural areas, and in large swamps, but generally close to forest. It uses temporary and permanent still waterbodies for breeding.
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 and expanding human settlements.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It occurs in several protected areas.

Citation: Nussbaum, R. & Vallan, D. 2008. Boophis idae. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T57406A11631023. . Downloaded on 04 October 2015.
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