|Scientific Name:||Boophis periegetes|
|Species Authority:||Cadle, 1995|
|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:||Near Threatened ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group|
|Contributor(s):||Andreone, F., Glaw, F., Cadle, J., Scherz, D. & Nussbaum, R.|
Listed as Near Threatened because its extent of occurrence (EOO) is 26,765 km2, it occurs in four threat-defined locations and there is ongoing declines in the extent and quality of habitat. With ongoing habitat decline, this species is close to qualifying for Vulnerable under B1ab(iii).
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|Range Description:||This species is known from Andohahela in the south to Ranomanafana National Park, where it has been found at the top of Maharira, in southeastern Madagascar. There is a confirmed record from Kalambatritra (Andreone and Randrianirina 2007), and a tentative record has been assigned to this species in Midongy du Sud (Bora et al. 2007). It has been recorded between 800-1,400 m asl. Its extent of occurrence (EOO) is 26,765 km2.|
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|Population:||This species is locally abundant. 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 restricted to pristine rainforest and is always found close to fast-flowing streams, in which it presumably breeds by larval development. Juveniles have been found in bamboo thickets (C. Hutter pers. comm., Nov 2014).|
|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, 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 Ranomafana and Andohahela National Parks and Kalambatritra Special Reserve.
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 periegetes. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T57420A68503560.Downloaded on 23 March 2017.|
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