Boophis periegetes 


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. 2013. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 5.6 (9 January 2013). Electronic Database. American Museum of Natural History, New York, USA. Available at:

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-01-01
Assessor(s): Cadle, J., Nussbaum, R. & Andreone, F.
Reviewer(s): Stuart, S.N., Chanson, J.S. & Cox, N.A.
Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing uncertainties as to its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.
Previously published Red List assessments:
2004 Data Deficient (DD)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known with certainty only from south-eastern Madagascar at Ranomafana, with unpublished records from Andohahela and Andringitra, and possible specimens from Kalambatritra. It is likely that new localities will be discovered, both as a result of exploration and as a result of re-identification of existing museum specimens. It has been recorded at 800-1,100m asl.
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Population [top]

Population: This is a rare species.
Current Population Trend: Unknown
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.
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 occurs in Parc National de Ranomafana, and possibly also in Parc National d'Andohahela and Parc National d'Andringitra.

Citation: Cadle, J., Nussbaum, R. & Andreone, F. 2008. Boophis periegetes. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T57420A11635131. . Downloaded on 01 December 2015.
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