|Scientific Name:||Boophis erythrodactylus (Guibé, 1953)|
Hyperolius erythrodactylus Guibé, 1953
|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.|
|Taxonomic Notes:||Many previous records of this species refer to Boophis tasymena (Vences and Glaw 2002). This account covers only confirmed records of Boophis erythrodactylus.|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group|
|Contributor(s):||Glaw, F., Cadle, J. & Vences, M.|
Listed as Least Concern in view of its relatively wide distribution, tolerance of a degree of habitat modification and presumed large population.
|Previously published Red List assessments:|
|Range Description:||This species is known with certainty only from small number localities in central eastern Madagascar (Ranomafana, Mantadia and Mandraka), and one western record (Mahajeby Forest) at which its recorded altitudinal range is 1,000-1,100 m asl. Records from the extreme north and south on the previously published range map are treated as erroneous and have been removed.|
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|Population:||It is an uncommon species. 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 species of rainforest, including disturbed sites adjacent to rainforest. It breeds in wide forest 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, fires 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 the Ranomafana and Mantadia National Parks.
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 erythrodactylus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T57400A84162344.Downloaded on 23 February 2018.|