Boophis albipunctatus Glaw and Thiesmeier, 1993

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Mantellidae > Subfamily: Boophinae > Genus: Boophis > Species: Boophis albipunctatus

Boophis albipunctatus Glaw and Thiesmeier, 1993, Salamandra, 28: 262. Holotype: ZFMK 53617, by original designation. Type locality: "Bergen zwischen Nahampoana und Mandena, nördlich von Fort Dauphin (= Tolagnaro), SO-Madagaskar".

Boophis albipunctatus albipunctatusGlaw and Thiesmeier, 1993, Salamandra, 28: 265.

Boophis (Boophis) albipunctatusGlaw and Vences, 2006, Organisms Divers. Evol., 6: 242, by implication; Glaw and Vences, 2006, Organisms Divers. Evol., Electron. Suppl., 11(1): 1.

English Names

Spotted Bright-eyed Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 110).


Andohahela, Manantantely, and Nahampoana in the southeastern rainforests and Andasibe in the north-east central part of Madagascar, 400-900 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Madagascar

Endemic: Madagascar


In the Boophis luteus group according to the original publication. See Boophis sibilans. In the Boophis albipunctatus group of Glaw and Vences, 2006, Organisms Divers. Evol., 6: 242. Glaw and Vences, 2007, Field Guide Amph. Rept. Madagascar, Ed. 3: 172-173, provided an account. Glaw, Köhler, De la Riva, Vieites, and Vences, 2010, Zootaxa, 2383: 55, commented on the range. Randrianiaina, Strauss, Glos, and Vences, 2012, ZooKeys, 178: 59-124, reported on larval morphology.

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