Overview

Comprehensive Description

Description

M 35-36 mm. Dorsum typically dark green with numerous small white spots. Iris colour with a red ring in the outer iris area, similar to B. luteus (Glaw and Vences 2007).

Taken partly from Glaw and Vences (2007), with permission.

  • Andreone, F., and Nussbaum, R. (2008). Boophis anjanaharibeensis. In: IUCN 2008. 2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. www.iucnredlist.org. Downloaded on 23 March 2009.
  • Glaw, F., and Vences, M. (2007). Field Guide to the Amphibians and Reptiles of Madagascar. Third Edition. Vences and Glaw Verlag, Köln.
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Distribution

Range Description

This species is currently known only from the Réserve Spéciale d’Anjanaharibe-Sud and nearby localities in north-eastern Madagascar, from 800-1,000m asl. It might prove to occur at other sites, although it has not been confirmed at Marojejy.
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Distribution and Habitat

Anjanaharibe, Marojejy (Glaw and Vences 2007). It occurs at 800-1,000 m asl, in both pristine rainforest and slightly degraded habitat adjacent to pristine forest (Andreone and Nussbaum 2008).

  • Andreone, F., and Nussbaum, R. (2008). Boophis anjanaharibeensis. In: IUCN 2008. 2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. www.iucnredlist.org. Downloaded on 23 March 2009.
  • Glaw, F., and Vences, M. (2007). Field Guide to the Amphibians and Reptiles of Madagascar. Third Edition. Vences and Glaw Verlag, Köln.
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
It is a species of pristine rainforest, and of slightly degraded habitats (but these are always close to good forest). It breeds in streams.

Systems
  • Terrestrial
  • Freshwater
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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
DD
Data Deficient

Red List Criteria

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2004

Assessor/s
Franco Andreone, Ronald Nussbaum

Reviewer/s
Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)

Contributor/s

Justification
Listed as Data Deficient since it has only recently been discovered, and there is still very little information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.
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Population

Population
It is common in its small range.

Population Trend
Unknown
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Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors

Males call at night from trees, 2-4 m above the ground, along streams in rainforest. Calls consist of a relatively long-lasting, extremely fast series of short unharmonious notes, not easily recognized as a frog call (Glaw and Vences 2007). This species breeds in streams (Andreone and Nussbaum 2008).

  • Andreone, F., and Nussbaum, R. (2008). Boophis anjanaharibeensis. In: IUCN 2008. 2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. www.iucnredlist.org. Downloaded on 23 March 2009.
  • Glaw, F., and Vences, M. (2007). Field Guide to the Amphibians and Reptiles of Madagascar. Third Edition. Vences and Glaw Verlag, Köln.
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Threats

Major Threats
Its forest habitat is receding due to subsistence agriculture, timber extraction, charcoal manufacture, invasive spread of eucalyptus, livestock grazing, and expanding human settlements.
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Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors

Found in at least one protected area, the Réserve Spéciale d’Anjanaharibe-Sud. This species is common within its range, though the range is not large. It can tolerate a small amount of habitat degradation. Threats include habitat loss due to increasing subsistence agriculture, logging, charcoal manufacture, invasion and spread of eucalyptus, increased grazing, and expanding human settlement (Andreone and Nussbaum 2008).

  • Andreone, F., and Nussbaum, R. (2008). Boophis anjanaharibeensis. In: IUCN 2008. 2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. www.iucnredlist.org. Downloaded on 23 March 2009.
  • Glaw, F., and Vences, M. (2007). Field Guide to the Amphibians and Reptiles of Madagascar. Third Edition. Vences and Glaw Verlag, Köln.
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
The Réserve Spéciale d’Anjanaharibe-Sud is the only protected area from which this species is currently known.
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Wikipedia

Boophis anjanaharibeensis

Boophis anjanaharibeensis is a species of frog in the Mantellidae family.

It is endemic to Madagascar. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, subtropical or tropical moist montane forests, and rivers.

It is threatened by habitat loss.

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