Animalia > Chordata > Amphibia > Anura > Mantellidae > Boehmantis > Boehmantis microtympanum

Boehmantis microtympanum (Angel's Madagascar frog)

Synonyms: Mantidactylus microtympanum

Wikipedia Abstract

Boehmantis microtympanum is the sole species of the frog genus Boehmantis, in the mantellid subfamily Mantellinae.
View Wikipedia Record: Boehmantis microtympanum

EDGE Analysis

This is a brook-dwelling frog species, often found on large stones in fast-flowing rocky torrents. Angel’s Madagascar frog is mainly active at night, but is sometimes found jumping on the stones in the afternoon. These frogs live in very noisy torrents and, considering their reduced eardrum, this may be a non-calling species. It is locally common, but has suffered local extinctions in parts of its range. Its forest habitat is receding due to subsistence agriculture, timber extraction, charcoal manufacture, the invasive spread of Eucalyptus, livestock grazing, expanding human settlements, and is also collected locally for human consumption. It occurs in the Andohahela and Midongy-du-Sud National Parks.
Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 40.25
EDGE Score: 5.8
View EDGE Record: Boehmantis microtympanum


Adult Weight [1]  98.1 grams
Female Maturity [1]  3 years
Male Maturity [1]  3 years
Litters / Year [1]  1
Maximum Longevity [1]  7 years
Nocturnal [1]  Yes
Snout to Vent Length [1]  3.937 inches (10 cm)


Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Madagascar lowland forests Madagascar Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Midongy du sud National Park II 509000 Fianarantsoa, Madagascar      
Rainforests of the Atsinanana World Heritage Site 1185268 Toamasina, Madagascar  
Réserve Naturelle Intégrale d'Andohahela National Park II 180522 Madagascar
Réserve Naturelle Intégrale d'Andringitra National Park II 76961 Madagascar

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Madagascar and the Indian Ocean Islands Comoros, Madagascar, Mauritius, Seychelles Yes

Range Map


External References



Attributes / relations provided by
1Oliveira, Brunno Freire; São-Pedro, Vinícius Avelar; Santos-Barrera, Georgina; Penone, Caterina; C. Costa, Gabriel. (2017) AmphiBIO, a global database for amphibian ecological traits. Sci. Data.
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Protected Areas provided by Le Saout, S., Hoffmann, M., Shi, Y., Hughes, A., Bernard, C., Brooks, T.M., Bertzky, B., Butchart, S.H.M., Stuart, S.N., Badman, T. & Rodrigues, A.S.L. (2013) Protected areas and effective biodiversity conservation. Science, 342, 803–805
Biological Inventories of the World's Protected Areas in cooperation between the Information Center for the Environment at the University of California, Davis and numerous collaborators.
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
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