Anodonthyla boulengeri 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Microhylidae

Scientific Name: Anodonthyla boulengeri
Species Authority: Müller, 1892
Common Name(s):
English Boulenger's Climbing Frog
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: 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.
Previously published Red List assessments:
2004 Least Concern (LC)

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.
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

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 boulengeri. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T57674A11661374. . Downloaded on 27 November 2015.
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