Boophis sibilans 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Mantellidae

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

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.
Previously published Red List assessments:
2004 Data Deficient (DD)

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.
Countries occurrence:
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Population [top]

Population: This species is moderately common where it has been found.
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

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 2008: e.T57429A11637695. . Downloaded on 01 December 2015.
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