AmphibiaWeb - Boophis periegetes


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Boophis periegetes Cadle, 1995

Subgenus: Boophis
family: Mantellidae
subfamily: Boophinae
genus: Boophis
Boophis periegetes
© 2006 Franco Andreone (1 of 3)

sound file   hear call (161.8K MP3 file)

sound file   hear Fonozoo call

[call details here]

Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN Red List Status Account Near Threatened (NT)
National Status None
Regional Status None
conservation needs Access Conservation Needs Assessment Report .


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M 69-75 mm, F 67 mm. Hand and foot with webbing. No spines on elbow and heel. Dorsal skin smooth in females but in males the dorsal surface is covered by whitish tubercles with keratinized spines, and by glands in many body regions. Males also have distinct keratinized nuptial pads. Specimens from Andohahela have a brown dorsal colour with orange and olive-greenish markings.

Distribution and Habitat

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Madagascar

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Andohahela, Ranomafana (Ambolovaventy, Andranaroa river, Ivalohoaka, Maharira forest) (Glaw et al. 2007). It occurs between 800-1,100 m asl (Cadle et al. 2008).

Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
Habits: The type specimens from Ranomafana were collected along a small, slow-moving stream in rainforest, one of the males being found at a perch height of 4-5 m. At Andohahela males called along a tiny slow-moving stream in rainforest from the vegetation ca. 3 m high.

Calls: At Andohahela, the recorded calls were melodious whistles, totally different from all other calls in the B. goudoti group, except perhaps B. sp. aff. brachychir.

Trends and Threats
Data Deficient: uncertainties related to extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements. It occurs in Parc National de Ranomafana, and possibly also in Parc National d'Andohahela and Parc National d'Andringitra (Cadle et al. 2008).

Possible reasons for amphibian decline

General habitat alteration and loss
Habitat modification from deforestation, or logging related activities
Intensified agriculture or grazing
Habitat fragmentation

Taken with permission from Glaw and Vences (2007).


Cadle, J., Nussbaum, R., and Andreone, F. (2008). Boophis periegetes. In: IUCN 2008. 2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 15 March 2009.

Glaw, F., and Vences, M. (2007). Field Guide to the Amphibians and Reptiles of Madagascar. Third Edition. Vences and Glaw Verlag, Köln.

Originally submitted by: Miguel Vences and Frank Glaw (first posted 2009-03-11)
Edited by: Henry Zhu (2009-04-08)

Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2009 Boophis periegetes <> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Jun 13, 2024.

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