Boophis xerophilus


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Boophis xerophilus
Species Authority: Glaw and Vences, 1997

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2008-01-01
Assessor/s: Frank Glaw, Miguel Vences
Reviewer/s: Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
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 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.
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Population [top]

Population: It is locally common at Kirindy, but there is only one specimen known from Berenty.
Population Trend: Unknown

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: Frank Glaw, Miguel Vences 2004. Boophis xerophilus. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <>. Downloaded on 19 April 2014.
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