Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Mantellidae

Scientific Name: Boophis xerophilus
Species Authority: Glaw & Vences, 1997
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. & 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 has been recently described from Kirindy Forest in central-western Madagascar. It also occurs in the Réserve Naturelle Privée de Berenty in extreme south-eastern Madagascar. It might have a more extensive range than is currently known, possibly occurring between these two sites. It has only been recorded at very low altitudes, below 100m asl.
Countries occurrence:
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Population [top]

Population: It is locally common at Kirindy, but there is only one specimen known from Berenty.
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species lives in dry tropical woods and forest, and has not been found in cleared areas. It breeds in temporary pools.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Its forest habitat is receding due to subsistence agriculture, timber extraction, charcoal manufacture, livestock grazing, fires and expanding human settlements.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It occurs in the Réserve Naturelle Privée de Berenty and in Parc National de Kirindy-Mitea.

Citation: Glaw, F. & Vences, M. 2008. Boophis xerophilus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T57436A11638870. . Downloaded on 08 October 2015.
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