Boophis septentrionalis 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Mantellidae

Scientific Name: Boophis septentrionalis
Species Authority: Glaw & Vences, 1994
Boophis luteus subspecies septentrionalis Glaw & Vences, 1994
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: 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.
Previously published Red List assessments:
2004 Data Deficient (DD)

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.
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

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 2008: e.T57428A11637410. . Downloaded on 29 May 2016.
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