|Scientific Name:||Boophis schuboeae Glaw & Vences, 2002|
|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:||Endangered B1ab(iii) ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group|
|Contributor(s):||Hutter, C., Glaw, F. & Vences, M.|
|Facilitator/Compiler(s):||Luedtke, J., Hobin, L.|
Listed as Endangered because its extent of occurrence (EOO) is 685 km2, it occurs in fewer than five threat-defined locations, and there is ongoing decline in the extent and quality of habitat.
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|Range Description:||This species is only known from the Ranomafana National Park, at Ambatolahy, Vohiparara and near Miranony (C. Hutter pers. comm. August 2016), southeastern Madagascar, between 846–1,200 m Asl. Based on suitable habitat, it is reasonable to assume that this species occurs throughout the park and, for the purposes of this assessment, it is mapped to the boundaries of the park which provides an EOO of 685 km2.|
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|Population:||It is a locally common species, but there may be some population decline due to ongoing decline in the quality and extent of its habitat outside the protected area.|
|Current Population Trend:||Decreasing|
|Habitat and Ecology:||It lives in pristine forest along streams and brooks, in which it presumably breeds by larval development, and has not so far been found in secondary forest.|
|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).
This species occurs in Ranomafana National Park.
Ongoing and improved protection of its rainforest habitat is required.
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. 2017. Boophis schuboeae. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T57427A68505526.Downloaded on 17 October 2017.|
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