Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Mantellidae

Scientific Name: Boophis rappiodes
Species Authority: (Ahl, 1928)
Common Name(s):
English Central Bright-eyed Frog
Rhacophorus rappiodes Ahl, 1928
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:
Taxonomic Notes: Boophis bottae has been separated from this species (Vences and Glaw 2002).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-01-01
Assessor(s): Vences, M. & Glaw, F.
Reviewer(s): Stuart, S.N., Chanson, J.S. & Cox, N.A.
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, 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 eastern and southern rainforest belt of Madagascar, from Andasibe south to Nahampoana. Its recorded altitudinal range is 300-900m asl. Some old records of this species might be referable to Boophis bottae, or to undescribed species.
Countries occurrence:
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Population [top]

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

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It lives along streams in, and at the edge of, rainforest, but never fully outside forest. It presumably 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 Parc National de Ranomafana, and in the Analamazoatra Special Reserve.

Citation: Vences, M. & Glaw, F. 2008. Boophis rappiodes. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T57423A11636078. . Downloaded on 06 October 2015.
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