|Scientific Name:||Boophis laurenti Guibé, 1947|
Rhacophorus andringitrensis Millot & Guibé, 1950
Rhacophorus brygooi Guibé, 1974
|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:||The relationship between this species and Boophis microtympanum has not yet been clarified. Boophis laurenti might simply be a colour morph, but a distinct call has been recorded. More species could be involved, and the whole complex needs revision (M. Vences pers. comm.).|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Endangered B1ab(iii) ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group|
|Contributor(s):||Raxworthy, C.J., Glaw, F., Scherz, D. & Vences, M.|
Listed as Endangered because its extent of occurrence (EOO) is 356 km2, it is only known from one threat-defined location and there is ongoing decline in the extent and quality of habitat.
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|Range Description:||This species has a restricted range in southeastern Madagascar, and is known only from Andringitra between 1,500-2,650m asl. It is unlikely to occur outside of Andringitra National Park due to the habitat type restrictions. Its extent of occurrence (EOO) is 356 km2.|
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|Population:||It is common at higher altitudes, but is rare at lower altitudes. Due to ongoing decline in the extent and quality of habitat, the population is suspected to be decreasing.|
|Current Population Trend:||Decreasing|
|Habitat and Ecology:||This is a species of montane heathland, with its known localities being mainly above the tree line. It breeds in brooks and streams by larval development. The large larvae probably take at least one year to complete metamorphosis.|
|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.|
Fire and livestock grazing are the main threats to this species habitat, however deforestation caused by logging is not a main threat due to Andringitra National Park being well protected.
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 Andringitra National Park.
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 laurenti. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T57408A84163015.Downloaded on 20 October 2017.|
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