|Scientific Name:||Boophis bottae|
|Species Authority:||Vences & Glaw, 2002|
|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:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group|
|Contributor(s):||Glaw, F. & Vences, M.|
Listed as Least Concern in view of its relatively wide distribution and presumed large population.
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|Range Description:||This species occurs in the eastern rainforest belt of Madagascar from Betampona and Andasibe south to Ranomafana. Its recorded altitudinal range is 800-1,000 m asl.|
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|Population:||It is a locally abundant species. However 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:||It is a rainforest species that lives along streams and survives at the edge of rainforest, but never fully outside forest. It presumably breeds in streams.|
|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 receding due to subsistence agriculture, timber extraction, charcoal manufacture, and 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 Ranomafana National Park, Analamazoatra Special Reserve and Betampona Strict Nature Reserve (Rosa et al. 2012).
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 bottae. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T57394A84161971.Downloaded on 31 August 2016.|
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