Boophis laurenti


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Boophis laurenti
Species Authority: Guibé, 1947
Taxonomic Notes: The relationship between this species and Boophis microtympanum has not yet been clarified. Boophis laurenti might simply be a colour morph, but a distinct call has been recorded. More species could be involved, and the whole complex needs revision (Vences pers. comm.).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2008-01-01
Assessor/s: Christopher Raxworthy, Miguel Vences
Reviewer/s: Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing doubts as to its taxonomic validity, extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species has a restricted range in south-eastern Madagascar, and is known only from Andringitra. Its recorded altitudinal range is 1,500-2,650m asl. It perhaps occurs more widely.
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Population [top]

Population: It is common at higher altitudes, but is rare at lower altitudes.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This is a species of montane heathland, with its known localities being mainly above the tree line. It breeds in brooks and streams. The large larvae probably take at least one year to complete metamorphosis.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are few threats where this species occurs, but fire and livestock grazing could possibly affect it.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It occurs in Parc National d'Andringitra.
Citation: Christopher Raxworthy, Miguel Vences 2004. Boophis laurenti. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <>. Downloaded on 21 April 2014.
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