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Boophis boehmei

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA ANURA MANTELLIDAE

Scientific Name: Boophis boehmei
Species Authority: Glaw and Vences, 1992

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2008-01-01
Assessor/s: Ronald Nussbaum, Denis Vallan, Miguel Vences
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 is widely distributed in eastern Madagascar, from the Andasibe area south to Andohahela. It is also known from Ambohitantely in central Madagascar. Its altitudinal range in eastern Madagascar is 400-1,000m asl, and it is recorded at 1,500m asl at Ambohitantely.
Countries:
Native:
Madagascar
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Population [top]

Population: It is an abundant species.
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is a rainforest, surviving at most only in slightly altered areas. 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, fire and expanding human settlements. It is probably also adversely affected by the pollution of breeding streams.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: All known sites are in protected areas.
Citation: Ronald Nussbaum, Denis Vallan, Miguel Vences 2004. Boophis boehmei. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 18 April 2014.
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