Anodonthyla boulengerii


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Anodonthyla boulengerii
Species Authority: Müller, 1892
Common Name(s):
English Boulenger's Climbing Frog

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-01-01
Assessor(s): Vences, M. & 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 degree of habitat modification, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species occurs widely in eastern Madagascar in the rainforest belt from the Antongila Bay area south to Andohahela. It is also on Nosy Mangabe and Nosy Boraha (Ile St Marie). Records from further north in northeastern Madagascar and from northwestern Madagascar are based on misidentifications. It occurs from sea level up to 1,300m asl.
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Population [top]

Population: It is a very common species.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is an arboreal species in pristine and degraded forest, bamboo forest, and secondary growth. It does not occur in completely open areas, and needs trees for breeding. It breeds in tree holes by larval development and non-feeding tadpoles.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It occurs in many protected areas.

Citation: Vences, M. & Glaw, F. 2008. Anodonthyla boulengerii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 28 August 2015.
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