Boophis microtympanum


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Boophis microtympanum
Species Authority: (Boettger, 1881)

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 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.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known from many localities over a fairly broad range in the high plateau and montane areas in central Madagascar. It occurs at 1,400-2,400m asl.
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Population [top]

Population: It is a locally common species.
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It lives in montane forest, scrubby forest on boulder, and savannah areas at high altitudes, but not in agricultural areas. It breeds in brooks and streams.
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, fires and expanding human settlements. Siltation of streams might also be impacting its breeding habitat. It is collected in small numbers for the international pet trade, but not at a level to constitute a threat to the species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It occurs in the Andringitra and Ranomafana National Parks, and probably in other protected areas.
Citation: Ronald Nussbaum, John Cadle, Denis Vallan 2004. Boophis microtympanum. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <>. Downloaded on 19 April 2014.
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