|Scientific Name:||Boophis opisthodon (Boulenger, 1888)|
Rhacophorus opisthodon Boulenger, 1888
|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):||Raxworthy, C.J., Cadle, J. & Nussbaum, R.|
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, tolerance of a broad range of habitats and presumed large population.
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|Range Description:||This species is widely distributed in eastern and southeastern Madagascar, from the Masoala Peninsula south to Fort Dauphin. It occurs between 0-550 m asl.|
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|Population:||It is a locally common species and the population is believed to be stable.|
|Current Population Trend:||Stable|
|Habitat and Ecology:||It lives in open coastal forest, degraded forest, and in highly disturbed habitats at low elevations. It is not found in closed-canopy forest and breeds in swamps and in temporary and permanent pools.|
|Movement patterns:||Not a Migrant|
|Use and Trade:||There are no records of this species being utilized.|
It is adaptable and probably not affected by deforestation, it is therefore unlikely to be threatened.
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 Manombo Special Reserve and other protected areas.
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 opisthodon. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T57418A84164099.Downloaded on 22 September 2017.|
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