At present, Boophis miadana is only reliably known from a single location, its type locality, within Réserve naturelle intégrale d'Andohahela, at 1,548 m asl (Glaw et al. 2010), but it may occur more widely within the park. Its extent of occurrence, when based on the extent of the eastern part of the park, is estimated at 967 km2.
Habitat and Ecology
This arboreal frog is known from a site along a stream flowing through an exposed and largely unforested area, but bordered by some trees and dense shrub vegetation at some sites; the distance to closed rainforest was 100–200 m (Glaw et al. 2010). Tadpoles presumably develop in the stream.
There is no information on the species abundance, but its population is suspected to be decreasing due to ongoing habitat loss.
There is ongoing deforestation, for timber and charcoal production, regular burning to maintain cattle pasture, and mining activities. However, thanks to isolation from human habitation and steep gradients, threats at the specific site where the species has been recorded are not severe at present (F. Glaw & M. Scherz pers. comm. November 2014).
It is found in the Réserve naturelle intégrale d'Andohahela.
The forest habitat within the Réserve is not very well protected and would benefit from improved management.
Further research is required to better understand the species' population size, distribution and trends, and natural history and habitat requirements.
Red List Status
Listed as Endangered because its extent of occurrence (EOO) is 967 km2, it is known from a single threat-defined location, and there is ongoing decline in the quality and extent of its habitat both outside and inside of the Réserve naturelle intégrale d'Andohahela.
In the Boophis albipunctatus group, not morphologically distinguishable from Boophis ankaratra and Boophis schoboeae, according to the original publication (Frost 2013).
IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2015. Boophis miadana. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2015: e.T49541778A49541954. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2015-4.RLTS.T49541778A49541954.en .Downloaded on 14 December 2018