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Boophis liami 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Mantellidae

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.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Critically Endangered B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2016
Date Assessed: 2015-11-25
Assessor(s): IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group
Reviewer(s): Stuart, S.N.
Contributor(s): Vallan, D., Glaw, F., Scherz, D. & Vences, M.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Hobin, L.
Justification:
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.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

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.
Countries occurrence:
Native:
Madagascar
Additional data:
Number of Locations:1
Lower elevation limit (metres):850
Upper elevation limit (metres):900
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Population [top]

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
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

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.
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 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).

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Conservation Actions
It is not known from any protected areas.

Conservation Needed
Habitat protection is urgently required for forest areas south of Andasibe, including mosaic fragmented forests.

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 liami. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T57409A84163123. . Downloaded on 30 September 2016.
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