Boophis pauliani


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Boophis pauliani
Species Authority: (Guibé, 1953)
Common Name(s):
English Moramanga Bright-eyed Frog
Hyperolius pauliani Guibé, 1953

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-01-01
Assessor(s): Cadle, J. & Vences, M.
Reviewer(s): Stuart, S.N., Chanson, J.S. & Cox, N.A.
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, tolerance of a degree of habitat modification, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species occurs in eastern and southeastern Madagascar from Perinet south to Fort Dauphin, from sea level up to 1,100m asl.
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Population [top]

Population: It is locally common, but it is an explosive breeder and is often hard to detect.
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

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.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Its forest habitat is receding due to subsistence agriculture, timber extraction, charcoal manufacture, and invasive spread of eucalyptus, livestock grazing and expanding human settlements.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It occurs in the Réserve Spéciale de Kalambatritra, Parc National de Ranomafana, and in protected areas near Andasibe.

Citation: Cadle, J. & Vences, M. 2008. Boophis pauliani. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 02 September 2015.
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