Boophis jaegeri Glaw and Vences, 1992

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

Boophis jaegeri Glaw and Vences, 1992, Bonn. Zool. Beitr., 43: 48. Holotype: ZFMK 52569, by original designation. Type locality: "Umgebung von Andoany (= Hellville), Insel Nosy Be, NW-Madagaskar".

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

English Names

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


Nosy Bé and the Sahamalaza Peninsula, northwestern Madagascar, 0-200 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Madagascar

Endemic: Madagascar


In the Boophis luteus group according to the original publication. Possibly intermediate between the Boophis luteus and Boophis rappiodes groups, according to Andreone, 1993, Boll. Mus. Reg. Sci. Nat. Torino, 11: 289-313. Andreone, Glaw, Nussbaum, Raxworthy, Vences, and Randrianirina, 2003, J. Nat. Hist., London, 37: 2119-2149, discussed the occurrence of this species on Nosy Be. Glaw and Vences, 2007, Field Guide Amph. Rept. Madagascar, Ed. 3: 170-171, provided an account. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 426.

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