Boehmantis microtympanum 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Mantellidae

Scientific Name: Boehmantis microtympanum
Species Authority: (Angel, 1935)
Common Name(s):
English Angel's Madagascar Frog
Mantidactylus microtympanum Angel, 1935
Taxonomic Source(s): Frost, D.R. 2015. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. New York, USA. Available at:

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B2ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-01-01
Assessor(s): Nussbaum, R., Raxworthy, C.J. & Andreone, F.
Reviewer(s): Stuart, S.N., Chanson, J.S. & Cox, N.A.
Listed as Endangered because its Area of Occupancy is less than 500km2, all individuals are in fewer than five locations, and there is likely to be continuing decline in the extent and quality of its forest habitat in southeastern Madagascar.
Previously published Red List assessments:
2004 Endangered (EN)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species has a small range in extreme south-eastern Madagascar from Midongy-Sud to Andohahela, at 50-1,000m asl.
Countries occurrence:
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Population [top]

Population: It is locally common. However, it has become extinct in some localities around Fort Dauphin.
Current Population Trend: Decreasing
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It occurs in degraded as well as pristine forest, but usually in mature forest; it has once been recorded in an open area next to relict forest. It lives in fast-flowing, rocky streams, where it breeds.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Its forest habitat is receding due to subsistence agriculture, timber extraction, charcoal manufacture, the spread of invasive eucalyptus, livestock grazing, and expanding human settlements. It is also collected for human consumption, but this is probably only a localized threat.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It occurs in the Andohahela and Midongy-du-Sud National Parks.

Citation: Nussbaum, R., Raxworthy, C.J. & Andreone, F. 2008. Boehmantis microtympanum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T57505A11646514. . Downloaded on 25 June 2016.
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