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Boophis albipunctatus

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA ANURA MANTELLIDAE

Scientific Name: Boophis albipunctatus
Species Authority: Glaw and Thiesmeier, 1993
Taxonomic Notes: This species is morphologically similar to Boophis sibilans (F. Glaw pers. comm.).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2008-01-01
Assessor/s: Ronald Nussbaum, Frank Glaw, Franco Andreone
Reviewer/s: Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
Justification:
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species occurs in the eastern rainforest belt of Madagascar. There are three confirmed localities: Andohahela and Nahampoana in the south, and Andasibe in the north. These have been joined into a single polygon in the map on the assumption that it occurs in intervening localities. Its altitudinal range is 400-900m asl. Records from Ranomafana, Zahamena and Masoala in northern and northeastern Madagascar could belong to this species or to Boophis sibilans.
Countries:
Native:
Madagascar
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Population [top]

Population: There is very little information, but it is rare in Andasibe but common in Nahampoana.
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is a rainforest species, generally found along small streams and brooks. It is only in pristine forest. It breeds in streams.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Its forest habitat is receding due to subsistence agriculture, timber extraction, charcoal manufacture, and invasive spread of eucalyptus, livestock grazing, and expanding human settlements. It might also be impacted by pollution of streams.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It occurs in the Parc National d'Andohahela and the Réserve Spéciale d’Analamazaotra.
Citation: Ronald Nussbaum, Frank Glaw, Franco Andreone 2004. Boophis albipunctatus. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 20 April 2014.
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