Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Mantellidae

Scientific Name: Boophis jaegeri
Species Authority: Glaw & Vences, 1992
Common Name(s):
English Jaeger's Bright-eyed Frog
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: Vulnerable B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-01-01
Assessor(s): Andreone, F., Vences, M. & Glaw, F.
Reviewer(s): Stuart, S.N., Chanson, J.S. & Cox, N.A.
Listed as Vulnerable because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 20,000 km2, its distribution is severely fragmented, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its forest habitat in northern Madagascar.
Previously published Red List assessments:
2004 Vulnerable (VU)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known from Nosy Be Island and from Sahamalaza Peninsula (Berara) on the mainland, north-western Madagascar. It occurs from sea level up to 200m asl. It is likely to occur more widely.
Countries occurrence:
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Population [top]

Population: It is a locally abundant species.
Current Population Trend: Decreasing
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It inhabits primary and secondary rainforest, and also occurs in tree plantations, gallery forest, and dense secondary vegetation, but always along streams, in which breeding takes place.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Its forest habitat is receding due to subsistence agriculture (including livestock grazing), timber extraction, charcoal manufacture, fire, and expanding human settlements. It is probably also impacted by water pollution on Nosy Be, and also by the drying up of streams as a result of water abstraction.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It occurs in the Réserve Naturelle Intégrale de Lokobe.

Citation: Andreone, F., Vences, M. & Glaw, F. 2008. Boophis jaegeri. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T57407A11631297. . Downloaded on 10 October 2015.
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