|Scientific Name:||Boophis tampoka|
|Species Authority:||Köhler, Glaw & Vences, 2007|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Endangered B1ab(iii)+2ab(iii) ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||Köhler, J. & Cox, N.|
|Reviewer(s):||Hoffmann, M. & Angulo, A.|
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.
|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).
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|Population:||It is abundant in its only known non-degraded sites (Köhler et al. 2007).|
|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.
|Use and Trade:||
There is no information currently available on any possible uses of this species.
|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:||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. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.1. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 23 July 2014.|
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