|Scientific Name:||Boophis pyrrhus Glaw, Vences, Andreone & Vallan, 2001|
|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.|
|Taxonomic Notes:||The name Boophis difficilis was previously used incorrectly for this species, B. difficilis in fact being a synonym of B. tephraeomystax (Glaw et al. 2001).|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group|
|Contributor(s):||Vallan, D., Andreone, F., Glaw, F., Scherz, D. & Vences, M.|
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 widely distributed in the central-eastern rainforests of Madagascar, from Mananara south to Ranomafana. Its recorded altitudinal range is between 450-915m 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 is a species of pristine rainforest and of nearby degraded habitats. It is not found in open areas away from forest. It breeds in slow-flowing streams, presumably by larval development.|
|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).
This species occurs in Ranomafana National Park, Ambatovaky Special Reserve and Betampona Strict Nature Reserve (Rosa et al., 2012). It probably is found 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 pyrrhus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T57422A84164499.Downloaded on 21 March 2018.|