AmphibiaWeb - Boophis solomaso


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Boophis solomaso Vallan, Vences & Glaw, 2003

Subgenus: Boophis
family: Mantellidae
subfamily: Boophinae
genus: Boophis
Boophis solomaso
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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN Red List Status Account Endangered (EN)
National Status None
Regional Status None
conservation needs Access Conservation Needs Assessment Report .


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M 20-22 mm. Green with scattered brown spots. Brown markings above each eye, bordered by light, and connected by a brown streak (Glaw and Vences 2007).

Distribution and Habitat

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Madagascar

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Analambalotra near Ambavaniasy (Glaw and Vences 2007). Found at 850 m asl, in both pristine forest and older secondary forest, in streamside vegetation (Vallan et al. 2008).

Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
The only two specimens (males) were found calling at night on leaves about 2 m above the ground, in secondary forest next to a stream. Calls consist of a short and fast series of high-pitched long whistling notes (Glaw and Vences 2007).

Trends and Threats
Not known to occur within any protected areas. Threats include habitat loss due to increasing subsistence agriculture, logging, charcoal manufacture, invasion and spread of eucalyptus, increased grazing, and expanding human settlement (Vallan 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
Subtle changes to necessary specialized habitat

Taken partly from Glaw and Vences (2007), with permission.


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

Vallan, D., Glaw, F., and Vences, M. (2008). Boophis solomaso. In: IUCN 2008. 2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 23 March 2009. Disclaimer:

Originally submitted by: Miguel Vences and Frank Glaw (first posted 2009-03-17)
Edited by: Kellie Whittaker (2009-03-23)

Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2009 Boophis solomaso <> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed May 26, 2024.

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