Happy FROG FRIDAY! This lovely amphibian is an Ida’s Bright-eyed Frog (Boophis idea).This species has been recorded in eastern Madagascar at Andasibe and Nosy Boraha (Ile St Marie), and presumably occurs in intermediate localities.

Its forest habitat is receding due to subsistence agriculture, timber extraction, charcoal manufacture, livestock grazing and expanding human settlements.

This species has not been found in any protected areas so far, but it does occur close to the Réserve Spéciale d’Analamazaotra. The taxonomic relationship between this species and Boophis hillenii needs to be clarified (Vences pers. comm.).

Vallan, D. & Glaw, F. 2008. Boophis hillenii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.

Frog Fridays celebrate the amazing diversity of frogs and toads in the southern African region. Click here to learn more about the Animal Demography Unit.

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