|Scientific Name:||Boophis pauliani (Guibé, 1953)|
Hyperolius pauliani Guibé, 1953
|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):||Cadle, J. & Vences, M.|
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, tolerance of a degree of habitat modification and presumed large population.
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|Range Description:||This species occurs in eastern and southeastern Madagascar from Perinet south to Fort Dauphin, between 0-1,100 m asl.|
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|Population:||It is locally common, but it is an explosive breeder and is often hard to detect. 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 associated with ponds and swamps in secondary and degraded forest, and with streams with trees in agricultural areas. It probably cannot tolerate the complete opening up of its habitat. It breeds in temporary ponds.|
|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 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 occurs in Kalambatritra Special Reserve, Ranomafana National Park and in protected areas near Andasibe.
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 pauliani. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T57419A84164219.Downloaded on 19 September 2017.|