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Boophis elenae

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA ANURA MANTELLIDAE

Scientific Name: Boophis elenae
Species Authority: Andreone, 1993

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-01-01
Assessor(s): Andreone, F., Vences, M. & Glaw, F.
Reviewer(s): Stuart, S.N., Chanson, J.S. & Cox, N.A.
Justification:
Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing uncertainties as to its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species occurs in east-central Madagascar, where it is known from two confirmed localities in the eastern rainforest belt: Ranomafana, and Farimazava Forest in the Antoetra area. Its recorded altitudinal range is 900-1,000m asl.
Countries:
Native:
Madagascar
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Population [top]

Population: It is locally abundant in Ranomafana.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It lives inside forest, and in open areas in rainforest, and also does well in disturbed habitats, including in agricultural sites. It breeds in streams.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): This species' forest habitat is receding due to subsistence agriculture, timber extraction, charcoal manufacture, invasive spread of eucalyptus, livestock grazing and expanding human settlements.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The taxonomy of this species needs revision, since it probably includes two species (Glaw pers. comm.). It occurs in Parc National de Ranomafana.

Citation: Andreone, F., Vences, M. & Glaw, F. 2008. Boophis elenae. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 22 November 2014.
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