|Scientific Name:||Boophis liami|
|Species Authority:||Vallan, Vences & Glaw, 2003|
|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.|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Critically Endangered B1ab(iii) ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group|
|Contributor(s):||Vallan, D., Glaw, F., Scherz, D. & Vences, M.|
Listed as Critically Endangered as its extent of occurrence (EOO) is 35 km2, it is only known from one threat-defined location and there is ongoing decline in the extent and quality of habitat which is completely unprotected.
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|Range Description:||This species is known only from Vohidrazana and near Andasibe between 850-900 m asl in eastern Madagascar, although it may occur more widely. Its extent of occurrence (EOO) is 35 km2.|
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|Population:||It is common at its only known sites. However 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:||This species is found both inside disturbed rainforest and in secondary herbaceous vegetation. It lives in vegetation along streams in which it breeds, presumably by larval development.|
|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 rapidly receding due to subsistence agriculture, timber extraction, charcoal manufacture, invasive spread of eucalyptus, livestock grazing 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 is not known from any protected areas.
Habitat protection is urgently required for forest areas south of Andasibe, including mosaic fragmented forests.
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 liami. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T57409A84163123.Downloaded on 23 October 2016.|
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