|Scientific Name:||Boophis lilianae|
|Species Authority:||Köhler, Glaw & Vences, 2008|
|Taxonomic Source(s):||Frost, D.R. 2013. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 5.6 (9 January 2013). Electronic Database. American Museum of Natural History, New York, USA. Available at: http://research.amnh.org/herpetology/amphibia/index.html.|
|Taxonomic Notes:||Referred to as Boophis sp. aff. rappiodes "South" by Glaw and Vences (2007).|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Data Deficient ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group|
|Contributor(s):||Glaw, F., Köhler, J., Vences, M. & Cox, N.A.|
|Previously published Red List assessments:||
|Range Description:||This species is endemic to Madagascar, where it is currently known only with certainty from a pair in amplexus, and subsequently a number of tadpoles, collected at the type locality km 6 on road Ifanadiana–Tolongoina, 21°21'21'' S, 47°36'47'' E, 468 m asl, Fianarantsoa Province, Southern Central East of Madagascar (Köhler et al. 2008). A further pair in amplexus, tentatively assignable to this species, has been recorded at a site locally known as Imaloka in the Ranomafana National Park (21°14'32'' S, 47°27'55'' E, approximately 900-1,000 m asl) (Köhler et al. 2008). The identity of animals in Ranomafana needs confirmation and the species is provisionally mapped at this locality. It appears to be a somewhat secretive species and may have been overlooked at additional localities in the eastern tropical moist forests of Madagascar (Köhler et al. 2008).|
|Lower elevation limit (metres):||468|
|Upper elevation limit (metres):||1000|
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|Population:||This species is currently known with certainty from two animals collected at the type locality. It appears to be a secretive species with estimates of its abundance difficult.|
|Current Population Trend:||Unknown|
|Habitat and Ecology:||The type specimens were collected at night from low vegetation in a swampy area formed by a slowly moving stream that flooded large parts of a small patch of dense palm forest next to highly degraded tropical moist forest (Köhler et al. 2008). The possible specimens from Ranomafana National Park were sitting about 1.5 m high on the leaves of a shrub above a small, rather slow moving stream with sandy substrate (Köhler et al. 2008). Similar to congeners, it is suspected to breed by larval development.|
|Movement patterns:||Not a Migrant|
|Use and Trade:||
There are no reports of this species being utilized.
|Major Threat(s):||This species is still quite poorly known and the threats are not known.|
The only confirmed animals were collected from an unprotected locality (Köhler et al. 2008). It is possible that the species is present in Ranomafana National Park, although the identity of this population needs further verification (Köhler et al. 2008).
This is a secretive, or seasonal, species for which the range is very poorly known. Additional directed surveys are required to better determine the distribution of this species and its presence in protected areas. Additional research is needed to identify any threats to this species.
|Citation:||IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group. 2015. Boophis lilianae. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2015: e.T164890A49541201. . Downloaded on 30 May 2016.|
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