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Boophis schuboeae 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Mantellidae

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.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2017
Date Assessed: 2015-08-19
Assessor(s): IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group
Reviewer(s): Luedtke, J.
Contributor(s): Hutter, C., Glaw, F. & Vences, M.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Luedtke, J., Hobin, L.
Justification:
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.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

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.
Countries occurrence:
Native:
Madagascar
Additional data:
Number of Locations:1
Lower elevation limit (metres):846
Upper elevation limit (metres):1200
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Population [top]

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
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

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.
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater
Continuing decline in area, extent and/or quality of habitat:Yes
Movement patterns:Not a Migrant

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: There are no records of this species being utilized.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): 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).

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Conservation Actions
This species occurs in Ranomafana National Park.

Conservation Needed
Ongoing and improved protection of its rainforest habitat is required.

Research Needed
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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