Boophis doulioti 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Mantellidae

Scientific Name: Boophis doulioti
Species Authority: (Angel, 1934)
Rhacophorus doulioti Angel, 1934
Taxonomic Source(s): Frost, D.R. 2015. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. New York, USA. Available at:
Taxonomic Notes: This species was removed from the synonymy of Boophis tephraeomystax by Vences and Glaw (2002), where it had been placed by Guibé (1978) and Blommers-Schlösser (1979).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2016
Date Assessed: 2015-11-24
Assessor(s): IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group
Reviewer(s): Stuart, S.N.
Contributor(s): Glaw, F., Scherz, D. & Vences, M.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Hobin, L.
Listed as Least Concern in view of its relatively wide distribution, tolerance of a broad range of habitats and presumed large population.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is widely distributed in western and southern Madagascar, between 0-800m asl.
Countries occurrence:
Additional data:
Upper elevation limit (metres):800
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Population [top]

Population:It is a very abundant species and the population is believed to be stable.
Current Population Trend:Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It lives in dry forest, open areas, rice fields, savannahs and wetland areas. It breeds in temporary ponds by larval development.
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater
Movement patterns:Not a Migrant

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: There are no records of this species being utilized.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): It is probably not affected by deforestation, is adaptable and unlikely to be threatened. 

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).

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Conservation Actions
It occurs in several protected areas including Kirindy-Mitea, Isalo National Park, Tsitongambarika new protected area and Tsinghy de Bemaraha National Park.

Research Needed
Further research is 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 doulioti. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T57397A84162240. . Downloaded on 26 October 2016.
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