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Boophis tampoka

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA ANURA MANTELLIDAE

Scientific Name: Boophis tampoka
Species Authority: Köhler, Glaw & Vences, 2007

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B1ab(iii)+2ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2009
Date Assessed: 2009-05-29
Assessor/s: Köhler, J. & Cox, N.
Reviewer/s: Hoffmann, M. & Angulo, A.
Justification:
Listed as Endangered because its extent occurrence is less than 5,000 km², all individuals are in a single location, it is limited to forested areas along streams (presumably with an area of occupancy of less than 500 km²) and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its forest and stream habitat.
History:
2008 Endangered (IUCN 2008)
2008 Endangered

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is currently known only from two localities in the Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park, Mahajanga Province, west-central Madagascar: Andafiabe at the Beboka River (18°47'03" S, 44°46'46" E) at 177 m asl; and in the northern parts of the Bendrao Forest (18°47'04" S, 44°51'37" E) at 430 m asl (Köhler et al. 2007). It is believed to be endemic to Bemereha, where it is limited to suitable forest along streams (Andreone et al. 2008).
Countries:
Native:
Madagascar
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Population [top]

Population: It is abundant in its only known non-degraded sites (Köhler et al. 2007).
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: As specimens have not been observed or heard calling in open habitat, Boophis tampoka must be considered a dry forest species (Köhler et al. 2007). It is limited to forest habitat along streams (Andreone et al. 2008). It is presumably a stream breeder, however, this needs confirmation.



Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The main threat to this species is deforestation as a result of over-grazing by zebu cattle, and collection of firewood, which continue inside the national park (J. Köhler pers. comm. 2009). General water pollution has also been noted as a threat to this species (Andreone et al. 2008).

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It occurs in the Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park. There is a need to prevent continuing habitat loss and degradation within the species limited forest habitat.
Citation: Köhler, J. & Cox, N. 2009. Boophis tampoka. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 20 April 2014.
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