Very similar to B. tephraeomystax; no morphological differences are known.
Distribution and Habitat
Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Madagascar
Occurs mostly in western Madagascar. Ampijoroa, Andafiabe, Ankarafantsika, Antranopasasy, Isalo, Kirindy, Morondava, Nahampoana, Petriky, Tolagnaro, Toliara, Tranomaro, Tsingy de Bemaraha. Occurs from sea level to 800m asl (Glaw et Vences 2008). Habitat is similar to that of B. tephraeomystax: open areas, rarely in clearings in rainforest, mostly in secondary vegetation, often in banana or Typhonodorum plants and in villages. Breeds in all sorts of non-flowing waters from larger ponds and rice fields to small puddles and ditches.
Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
Calls: More complex than those of B. tephraeomystax; the yelping notes are usually arranged in fast series, and combined with trill notes.
Trends and Threats
It occurs in several protected areas (Glaw et Vences 2008).
Taken with permission from Glaw and Vences (2007).
Glaw, F. and Vences, M. (2008). Boophis doulioti. In: IUCN 2008. 2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. www.iucnredlist.org. Downloaded on 05 May 2009.
Glaw, F., and Vences, M. (2007). Field Guide to the Amphibians and Reptiles of Madagascar. Third Edition. Vences and Glaw Verlag, Köln.
Written by Miguel Vences and Frank Glaw (m.vences AT tu-bs.de), Assistant Professor and Curator of Vertebrates at the Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics in the Zoological Museum at the University of Amsterdam
First submitted 2008-12-04
Edited by Henry Zhu (2009-05-05)
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