Boophis mandraka Blommers-Schlösser, 1979

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

Boophis mandraka Blommers-Schlösser, 1979, Bijdr. Dierkd., 49: 267. Holotype: ZMA 7119A, by original designation. Type locality: "Mandraka valley (highroad R. N. 2 at km 67), alt. 1200 m.", Madagascar.

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

English Names

Mandraka Bright-eyed Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 111).


East-central Madagascar.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Madagascar

Endemic: Madagascar


In the Boophis rappiodes group, according to the original publication. In the more exclusive Boophis mandraka group of Vences and Glaw, 2005, Afr. J. Herpetol., 54: 79, and Glaw and Vences, 2006, Organisms Divers. Evol., 6: 240. Glaw and Vences, 2007, Field Guide Amph. Rept. Madagascar, Ed. 3: 178-179, provided an account and noted an unnamed species from near Ranomafana, southeast-central Madagascar and another northeastern Madagascar. Randrianiaina, Strauss, Glos, and Vences, 2012, ZooKeys, 178: 59-124, reported on larval morphology.

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