|Scientific Name:||Boehmantis microtympanum (Angel, 1935)|
Mantidactylus microtympanum Angel, 1935
|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:||Vulnerable B1ab(iii) ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group|
|Contributor(s):||Raxworthy, C.J., Andreone, F., Glaw, F. & Nussbaum, R.|
|Facilitator/Compiler(s):||Luedtke, J. & Hobin, L.|
Listed as Vulnerable because its extent of occurrence (EOO) is 5,796 km2, all individuals are in fewer than ten locations, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its forest habitat in southeastern Madagascar.
|Previously published Red List assessments:|
|Range Description:||This species occurs in extreme southeastern Madagascar from Midongy-du-Sud to Andohahela at elevations between 50-1,000m asl. Its extent of occurrence (EOO) is 5,796 km2.|
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|Population:||It is locally common. However due to ongoing declines in the extent and quality of habitat, the population is suspected to be decreasing. It has become extinct in some localities around Fort Dauphin.|
|Current Population Trend:||Decreasing|
|Habitat and Ecology:||It occurs in pristine and degraded forest, but usually in mature forest; it has once been recorded in an open area next to relict forest. It lives in fast-flowing, rocky streams, where it is presumed to breed by larval development.|
|Continuing decline in area, extent and/or quality of habitat:||Yes|
|Movement patterns:||Not a Migrant|
|Use and Trade:||This species is locally used as a subsistence species.|
|Major Threat(s):||Its forest habitat is declining due to subsistence agriculture, timber extraction, charcoal manufacture, the spread of invasive eucalyptus, livestock grazing, and expanding human settlements. It is also collected for human consumption, but this is probably only a localized minor threat.|
It occurs in the Andohahela and Midongy-du-Sud National Parks, and Tsitongambarika Classified Forest.
The species' forest habitat both inside and outside the protected areas requires improved protection.
Further work is required on its distribution, and population size and trends.
|Citation:||IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group. 2016. Boehmantis microtympanum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T57505A84174507.Downloaded on 24 April 2018.|
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