Boophis tephraeomystax 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Mantellidae

Scientific Name: Boophis tephraeomystax
Species Authority: (Duméril, 1853)
Common Name(s):
English Dumeril's Bright-eyed Frog
Boophis difficilis Boettger, 1892
Boophis crossleyi (Peters, 1874)
Boophis difficilis (Boettger, 1892)
Polypedates dispar variety leucopleura Boettger, 1881
Polypedates crossleyi Peters, 1874
Polypedates dispar Boettger, 1878
Polypedates tephraeomystax Duméril, 1853
Rhacophorus crossleyi (Peters, 1874)
Rhacophorus dispar (Boettger, 1878)
Rhacophorus hildebrandti Ahl, 1925
Rhacophorus tephraeomystax (Duméril, 1853)
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: Specimens from western Madagascar previously assigned to this species can now be reffered to Boophis doulioti (Vences and Glaw 2002). Records from Mayotte (a French island in the Comoro archipelago) belong to undescribed species (Vences et al. 2003).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-01-01
Assessor(s): Nussbaum, R., Cadle, J. & Glaw, F.
Reviewer(s): Stuart, S.N., Chanson, J.S. & Cox, N.A.
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, tolerance of a broad range of habitats, 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 is broadly distributed through eastern and northern Madagascar, from sea level to 900 m asl.
Countries occurrence:
Upper elevation limit (metres): 900
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Population [top]

Population: It is very common at many localities throughout its range.
Current Population Trend: Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It lives in many habitats, including degraded rainforest, coastal forest, urban areas, rice fields and other croplands, and savannah. It is sometimes associated with large open streams in forest. It breeds in temporary pools and rice fields.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): It is probably not affected by deforestation, and is adaptable and is unlikely to be threatened.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It occurs in several protected areas.

Citation: Nussbaum, R., Cadle, J. & Glaw, F. 2008. Boophis tephraeomystax. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T57432A11638310. . Downloaded on 25 May 2016.
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