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Boophis haematopus 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Mantellidae

Scientific Name: Boophis haematopus
Species Authority: Glaw, Vences, Andreone & Vallan, 2001
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.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B1ab(iii) 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): Raxworthy, C.J., Andreone, F., Glaw, F. & Scherz, D.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Hobin, L.
Justification:
Listed as Endangered because its extent of occurrence is 3,087 km2, it is known from fewer than five locations, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat in southeastern Madagascar.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is known only from four localities in south-eastern Madagascar (Nahampaoana, Andohahela, Marovony and Ivohibe) at 112-400 m asl. It is known from three threat-defined locations, and its extent of occurrence (EOO) is 3,087 km2.
Countries occurrence:
Native:
Madagascar
Additional data:
Number of Locations:3
Lower elevation limit (metres):112
Upper elevation limit (metres):400
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Population [top]

Population:It is moderately common. However due to ongoing declines in the extent and quality of habitat, the population is suspected to be decreasing.
Current Population Trend:Decreasing
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It lives in pristine and secondary rainforest, and breeds in streams presumably by larval development.
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater
Continuing decline in area, extent and/or quality of habitat:Yes
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): Its forest habitat is receding due to subsistence agriculture (including livestock grazing), timber extraction, charcoal manufacture, the spread of invasive eucalyptus, 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).

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Conservation Actions
It occurs in the Andohahela National Park and Tsitongambarika which is classified forest, and is proposed to become a new protected area in the near future.

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 haematopus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T57404A84162719. . Downloaded on 09 December 2016.
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