Overview

Comprehensive Description

Description

M 26-30 mm. Dorsally uniformly green with two rather distinct white or yellowish dorsolateral stripes that typically continue at least to the posterior third of the dorsum. Iris usually dark brown in its inner area and beige in its outer area. Iris periphery blue (Glaw and Vences 2007).

Partly taken from Glaw and Vences (2007), with permission.

  • Nussbaum, R., and Andreone, F. (2008). Boophis andohahela. 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 known with certainty only from Andohahela in extreme south-eastern Madagascar, above 400m asl. A photograph of a specimen from 1,000m asl much further north at Ranomafana possibly also represents this species.
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Distribution and Habitat

Ambatolahy forest, Andohahela, Vevembe (Glaw and Vences 2007). It occurs at elevations above 400 m asl (Nussbaum and Andreone 2008). It may occur up to 1000 m asl at Ranomafama, but this is based on a single specimen photograph only, of an animal at Ranomafama which may be this species (Nussbaum and Andreone 2008). Found in pristine rainforest (Nussbaum and Andreone 2008).

  • Nussbaum, R., and Andreone, F. (2008). Boophis andohahela. 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
This is a species that is found in pristine rainforest, and which does not occur in degraded areas. 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
Ronald Nussbaum, Franco Andreone

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 described, and there is still very little information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.
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Population

Population
It is abundant within its small known range.

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

Males emit their calls at night from perches 1-3 m above the ground in the vegetation along streams in rainforest. Calls consist of a series of fast and distinct trills, very similar to the call of B. jaegeri and different from other green Boophis species in south-eastern Madagascar, although it could be mistaken with the call of B. sp. aff. sibilans (Glaw and Vences 2007). This species is a stream-breeder (Nussbaum and Andreone 2008).

  • Nussbaum, R., and Andreone, F. (2008). Boophis andohahela. 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
The area where it occurs is well protected. If it occurs more widely (as is likely), then its forest habitat is probably 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

Abundant within its range, and may possibly occur more widely. It requires pristine forest and has not been found in degraded habitat. It occurs within a protected area, the Parc National d'Andohahela. If the range extends outside the Parc National d'Andohahela, that habitat is threatened by increasing subsistence agriculture, logging, charcoal manufacture, invasion and spread of eucalyptus, increased grazing, and expanding human settlement (Nussbaum and Andreone 2008).

  • Nussbaum, R., and Andreone, F. (2008). Boophis andohahela. 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
It occurs in Parc National d'Andohahela.
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Wikipedia

Boophis andohahela

Boophis andohahela 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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