|Scientific Name:||Boophis microtympanum|
|Species Authority:||(Boettger, 1881)|
Boophis boettgeri (Boulenger, 1882)
Boophis microtympanum (Boettger, 1881)
Hylambates microtympanum Boettger, 1881
Rhacophorus arboreus Ahl, 1928
Rhacophorus boettgeri Boulenger, 1882
Rhacophorus microtympanum (Boettger, 1881)
|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:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group|
|Contributor(s):||Vallan, D., Cadle, J. & Nussbaum, R.|
Listed as Least Concern in view of its relatively wide distribution, tolerance of a degree of habitat modification and presumed large population.
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|Range Description:||This species is known from many localities over a fairly broad range in the high plateau and montane areas in central Madagascar, between 1,400-2,400 m asl.|
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|Population:||It is a locally common 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 lives in montane forest, scrubby forest on boulder and savannah areas at high altitudes, but not in agricultural areas. It breeds in brooks and streams.|
|Continuing decline in area, extent and/or quality of habitat:||Yes|
|Movement patterns:||Not a Migrant|
|Use and Trade:||This species is found in the international pet trade, but in small numbers that is unlikely to constitute a major threat.|
Its forest habitat is receding due to subsistence agriculture, timber extraction, charcoal manufacture, and invasive spread of eucalyptus, livestock grazing, fires and expanding human settlements. Siltation of streams might also be impacting its breeding habitat; and it is collected in small numbers for the international pet trade, but not at a level to constitute a threat to the species.
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 the Andringitra and Ranomafana National Parks, and probably in other protected areas.
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 microtympanum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T57415A84163802.Downloaded on 24 August 2016.|
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