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Boophis guibei

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA ANURA MANTELLIDAE

Scientific Name: Boophis guibei
Species Authority: (McCarthy, 1978)
Synonym/s:
Boophis granulosus (Guibé, 1975)
Taxonomic Notes: The nomenclatural history of this species is discussed by Ohler (1996).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2008-01-01
Assessor/s: John Cadle, Franco Andreone
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, tolerance of a degree of habitat modification, 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 occurs in eastern Madagascar from Ranomafana to Andasibe and also further north at Besariaka. It recorded altitudinal range is 900-1,000m asl.
Countries:
Native:
Madagascar
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Population [top]

Population: It is a locally common species.
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is a species of primary and secondary rainforests and rainforest edges, usually in clearing and openings, and around ponds along rivers, but not deep in the forest interior. It does not survive in very open areas. It breeds in temporary and permanent pools.
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 and expanding human settlements.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It occurs in the Réserve Spéciale d’Analamazaotra and Parc National de Ranomafana.
Citation: John Cadle, Franco Andreone 2004. Boophis guibei. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 20 April 2014.
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