Boophis miniatus 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Mantellidae

Scientific Name: Boophis miniatus
Species Authority: (Mocquard, 1902)
Common Name(s):
English Tiny Bright-eyed Frog
Rhacophorus miniatus Mocquard, 1902
Taxonomic Source(s): Frost, D.R. 2015. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. New York, USA. Available at:
Taxonomic Notes: The taxonomy of this species was revised by Glaw et al. (2001).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-01-01
Assessor(s): Nussbaum, R., Raxworthy, C.J. & Glaw, F.
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 occurs in the rainforest belt of southeastern Madagascar, from Ranomafana south to Andohahela. Older records from elsewhere in Madagascar probably belong to other species. Its recorded altitudinal range is 300-800m asl.
Countries occurrence:
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Population [top]

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

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It lives in pristine and degraded rainforest, and in open areas in and adjacent to the forest, but not in very open habitats far from forest. Dense breeding aggregations have been observed. It breeds in 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 and expanding human settlements.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It occurs in the Andohahela and Ranomafana National Parks, and probably in other protected areas.

Citation: Nussbaum, R., Raxworthy, C.J. & Glaw, F. 2008. Boophis miniatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T57416A11634005. . Downloaded on 29 November 2015.
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