Boophis septentrionalis


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Boophis septentrionalis
Species Authority: Glaw & Vences, 1994
Boophis luteus subspecies septentrionalis Glaw & Vences, 1994
Taxonomic Notes: This species was removed from the synonymy of Boophis luteus by Andreone and Randriamahazo (1997).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-01-01
Assessor(s): Glaw, F. & Vences, M.
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.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known from Fôret d’Ambre Special Reserve and Parc National de la Montagne d'Ambre (D'Cruze et al. 2008), from the Andapa region, and from the Réserve Naturelle Intégrale du Tsaratanana, in northern Madagascar, where it has been recorded from 650-1,150m asl. It might prove to be more widespread.
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Population [top]

Population: It is a locally common species.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It inhabits both pristine and degraded rainforest, as well as secondary vegetation where trees survive. It probably cannot survive complete opening up of the habitat. It is always found along streams, in which it 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, fire and expanding human settlements. It is probably also impacted by pollution of streams.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species is known from three protected areas: Parc National de Montagne d'Ambre; Fôret d’Ambre Special Reserve (D'Cruze et al. 2008); and the Réserve Naturelle Intégrale du Tsaratanana.

Citation: Glaw, F. & Vences, M. 2008. Boophis septentrionalis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 28 August 2015.
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