Boophis periegetes 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Mantellidae

Scientific Name: Boophis periegetes
Species Authority: Cadle, 1995
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: Near Threatened ver 3.1
Year Published: 2016
Date Assessed: 2015-11-25
Assessor(s): IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group
Reviewer(s): Stuart, S.N.
Contributor(s): Andreone, F., Glaw, F., Cadle, J., Scherz, D. & Nussbaum, R.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Hobin, L.
Listed as Near Threatened because its extent of occurrence (EOO) is 26,765 km2, it occurs in four threat-defined locations and there is ongoing declines in the extent and quality of habitat. With ongoing habitat decline, this species is close to qualifying for Vulnerable under B1ab(iii).
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is known from Andohahela in the south to Ranomanafana National Park, where it has been found at the top of Maharira, in southeastern Madagascar. There is a confirmed record from Kalambatritra (Andreone and Randrianirina 2007), and a tentative record has been assigned to this species in Midongy du Sud (Bora et al. 2007). It has been recorded between 800-1,400 m asl. Its extent of occurrence (EOO) is 26,765 km2.
Countries occurrence:
Additional data:
Lower elevation limit (metres):800
Upper elevation limit (metres):1400
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Population [top]

Population:This species is locally abundant. However, due to ongoing declines in the extent and quality of habitat, the population is suspected to be decreasing.
Current Population Trend:Decreasing
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It is restricted to pristine rainforest and is always found close to fast-flowing streams, in which it presumably breeds by larval development. Juveniles have been found in bamboo thickets (C. Hutter pers. comm., Nov 2014).
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater
Continuing decline in area, extent and/or quality of habitat:Yes
Movement patterns:Not a Migrant

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: There are no records of this species being utilized.

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. 

Species in this genus have tested positive for Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (Bd), however currently there have been no negative effects observed within amphibian populations in Madagascar suggesting the Bd strain has a low virulence level (Bletz et al., 2015).

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Conservation Actions
It occurs in Ranomafana and Andohahela National Parks and Kalambatritra Special Reserve. 

Research Needed
Further research is also essential to fully understand the distribution, origin, type and virulence of Bd lineages found in Madagascar (Bletz et al., 2015).

Citation: IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group. 2016. Boophis periegetes. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T57420A68503560. . Downloaded on 24 October 2016.
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