Boophis sibilans


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Boophis sibilans
Species Authority: Glaw & Thiesmeier, 1993
Boophis albipunctatus subspecies sibilans Glaw & Thiesmeier, 1993

Assessment Information [top]

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

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known with certainty only from the type locality near Andasibe in east-central Madagascar. Records from Ranomafana, Zahamena and Masoala in northern and north-eastern Madagascar could belong to this species or to Boophis albipunctatus. It has been recorded at 900m asl.
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Population [top]

Population: This species is moderately common where it has been found.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is restricted to pristine rainforest, where it is presumed to breed in streams.
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. It might also be impacted by pollution of streams.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species occurs in the Réserve Spéciale d’Analamazaotra.

Citation: Glaw, F. & Andreone, F. 2008. Boophis sibilans. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 01 April 2015.
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