Boophis haingana

Subgenus: Boophis
family: Mantellidae
subfamily: Boophinae
Species Description: Glaw F, Koehler J, de la Riva I, Vieites DR, Vences M 2010 Integrative taxonomy of Malagasy treefrogs: combination of molecular genetics, bioacoustics and comparative morphology reveals twelve additional species of Boophis. Zootaxa 2382:1-82.
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Endangered (EN)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Madagascar


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

At present Boophis haingana is known from two sites within the Réserve naturelle intégrale d'Andohahela, where it occurs between 600-1550 m asl (Glaw et al. 2010), but it is likely to occur more widely (F. Glaw pers. comm. November 2014). Its extent of occurrence, when based on the extent of the eastern part of the park, is estimated at 967 km2, which is thought to represent a single threat-defined location.

Habitat and Ecology

At higher elevations in the Réserve naturelle intégrale d'Andohahela, specimens of this arboreal frog were collected along a stream flowing through an exposed and largely unforested area, at about 100–200 m from closed forest. Specimens were calling at night from perch heights of 1–2 m in the shrubby vegetation along the stream. At low elevations of Andohahela National Park, specimens were collected from perch heights of at least 2 m, in vegetation in closed rainforest at some distance from a stream (Glaw et al. 2010). Tadpoles presumably develop in the stream.


This species is known from at least 20 specimens (Glaw et al. 2010). It population is suspected to be decreasing due to ongoing habitat loss.

Population Trend


Major Threats

Its forest habitat within the Réserve is subject to ongoing deforestation, for timber and charcoal production, regular burning to maintain cattle pasture, and mining activities.

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
It is found in Réserve naturelle intégrale d'Andohahela.

Conservation Needed
The forest habitat within the Réserve is not very well protected and would benefit from improved management. 

Research Needed
Further research is required to better understand the species' population size, distribution and trends, and natural history and habitat requirements.

Red List Status

Endangered (EN)


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 suitable habitat both outside and inside of the National Park.

Taxonomic Notes

In the Boophis albipunctatus group, according to the original publication (Frost 2013). It has also been referred to as Boophis sp. aff. ankaratra "Andohahela fast" by Glaw & Vences (2007:172–173) and as Boophis sp. 20 by Vieites et al. (2009).


IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2015. Boophis haingana. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2015: e.T49460407A49460621. .Downloaded on 23 January 2019


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