|Scientific Name:||Boophis luteus (Boulenger, 1882)|
Rhacophorus anceps Mocquard, 1902
Rhacophorus isabellinus Boettger, 1913
Rhacophorus luteus Boulenger, 1882
Rhacophorus luteus var. longicrus Parker, 1925
|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 former subspecies, septentrionalis, was elevated to species rank by Andreone and Randriamahazo (1997).|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group|
|Contributor(s):||Andreone, F., Glaw, F. & Nussbaum, R.|
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, tolerance of a degree of habitat modification and presumed large population.
|Previously published Red List assessments:|
|Range Description:||This species is known from many localities in eastern Madagascar, including Betampona Strict Nature Reserve, and from Isalo and Ambohititantely in the west, between 300-1,100 m asl.|
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|Population:||It is a locally abundant species. 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:||It is a species of both pristine and degraded rainforest, and secondary vegetation where trees survive. It probably cannot survive complete opening up of the habitat. It is always along streams, where it breeds.|
|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 receding due to subsistence agriculture, timber extraction, charcoal manufacture, and invasive spread of eucalyptus, livestock grazing, fire and expanding human settlements. It is probably also impacted by pollution of its breeding streams.
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 many protected areas including Ranomafana National Park (Glaw and Vences, 2007) and Betampona Strict Nature Reserve (Rosa et al. 2012).
Further research is also 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 luteus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T57410A84163237.Downloaded on 22 March 2018.|