Boophis mandraka


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Boophis mandraka
Species Authority: Blommers-Schlösser, 1979
Common Name(s):
English Mandraka Bright-eyed Frog
Taxonomic Notes: This is a complex of at least three species (Vallan et al. in press). This account covers only the animals confirmed to be true Boophis mandraka.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-01-01
Assessor(s): Vallan, D., Glaw, F. & Vences, M.
Reviewer(s): Stuart, S.N., Chanson, J.S. & Cox, N.A.
Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing doubts as to its taxonomic status, extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known with certainty only from Mandraka in central eastern Madagascar, at 1,200m asl. Records from Andohahela, Ranomafana, Ambatovaky and Anjanharibe-Sud might refer to this species, or to undescribed species, or to Boophis liami or B. solomaso. A possible record from Mantadia requires further investigation.
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Population [top]

Population: This species is rare in its only proven locality.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It lives in secondary vegetation at the edge of streams in which it breeds, near degraded rainforest. It is likely to be a forest species persisting in secondary habitat, and it is not found in areas without trees.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Its forest habitat is receding due to subsistence agriculture, timber extraction, charcoal manufacture, invasive spread of eucalyptus, livestock grazing and expanding human settlements.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is not known from any protected areas.

Citation: Vallan, D., Glaw, F. & Vences, M. 2008. Boophis mandraka. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 27 August 2015.
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