Boophis microtympanum 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Mantellidae

Scientific Name: Boophis microtympanum
Species Authority: (Boettger, 1881)
Common Name(s):
English Imerina Bright-eyed Frog
Boophis boettgeri (Boulenger, 1882)
Boophis microtympanum (Boettger, 1881)
Hylambates microtympanum Boettger, 1881
Rhacophorus arboreus Ahl, 1928
Rhacophorus boettgeri Boulenger, 1882
Rhacophorus microtympanum (Boettger, 1881)
Taxonomic Source(s): Frost, D.R. 2015. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. New York, USA. Available at:

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-01-01
Assessor(s): Nussbaum, R., Cadle, J. & 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 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.
Countries occurrence:
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Population [top]

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

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: Nussbaum, R., Cadle, J. & Vallan, D. 2008. Boophis microtympanum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T57415A11633702. . Downloaded on 31 May 2016.
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