Boophis pyrrhus


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Boophis pyrrhus
Species Authority: Glaw, Vences, Andreone and Vallan, 2001
Taxonomic Notes: The name Boophis difficilis was previously used incorrectly for this species, B. difficilis in fact being a synonym of B. tephraeomystax (Glaw et al. 2001).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2008-01-01
Assessor/s: Franco Andreone, Miguel Vences, Frank Glaw, 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 widely distributed in the central-eastern rainforests of Madagascar, from Ambatovaky south to Ranomafana. Its recorded altitudinal range is from 450-915m 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 is a species of pristine rainforest and of nearby degraded habitats. It is not found in open areas away from forest. It breeds in slow-flowing 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 Parc National de Ranomafana, the Réserve Spéciale d’Ambatovaky, and probably in other protected areas.
Citation: Franco Andreone, Miguel Vences, Frank Glaw, Denis Vallan 2004. Boophis pyrrhus. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <>. Downloaded on 24 April 2014.
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