|Scientific Name:||Boophis andohahela|
|Species Authority:||Andreone, Nincheri & Piazza, 1995|
|Taxonomic Source(s):||Frost, D.R. 2015. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. New York, USA. Available at: http://research.amnh.org/herpetology/amphibia/index.html.|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Vulnerable B1ab(iii) ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group|
|Contributor(s):||Andreone, F., Scherz, D. & Nussbaum, R.|
Listed as Vulnerable because its extent of occurrence (EOO) is 19,946 km2, it occurs in three threat-defined locations and there is ongoing decline in the extent and quality of habitat.
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|Range Description:||This species is known from Andohahela in the south, to Vevembe, and north to Ranomafana in the southeast of Madagascar. It is known between 400-1,000 m asl, and its extent of occurrence (EOO) is 19,946 km2.|
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|Population:||It is abundant in Andohahela (Andreone et al., 1995) and Ranomafana (C. Hutter pers. comm. Nov. 2014). Due to ongoing declines in the extent and quality of habitat, the population is suspected to be decreasing.|
|Current Population Trend:||Decreasing|
|Habitat and Ecology:||This is a species that is found in pristine rainforest, and which does not occur in degraded areas. It breeds in streams by larval development.|
|Continuing decline in area, extent and/or quality of habitat:||Yes|
|Movement patterns:||Not a Migrant|
|Use and Trade:||There are no records of this species being utilized.|
Its forest habitat is probably receding due to subsistence agriculture, timber extraction, charcoal manufacture, invasive spread of eucalyptus, livestock grazing, and expanding human settlements.
Species in this genus have tested positive for Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (Bd), however currently there have been no negative effects observed within amphibian populations in Madagascar suggesting the Bd strain has a low virulence level (Bletz et al., 2015).
It occurs in Andohahela National Park and Ranomafana National Park. It possibly occurs in Midongy du Sud National Park and Andringitra National Park.
Further research is also essential to fully understand the distribution, origin, type and virulence of Bd lineages found in Madagascar (Bletz et al., 2015).
|Citation:||IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group. 2016. Boophis andohahela. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T57388A68502153.Downloaded on 05 December 2016.|
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