|Scientific Name:||Boophis haematopus 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.|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Endangered B1ab(iii) ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group|
|Contributor(s):||Raxworthy, C.J., Andreone, F., Glaw, F. & Scherz, D.|
Listed as Endangered because its extent of occurrence is 3,087 km2, it is known from fewer than five locations, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat in southeastern Madagascar.
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|Range Description:||This species is known only from four localities in south-eastern Madagascar (Nahampaoana, Andohahela, Marovony and Ivohibe) at 112-400 m asl. It is known from three threat-defined locations, and its extent of occurrence (EOO) is 3,087 km2.|
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|Population:||It is moderately common. 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 lives in pristine and secondary rainforest, and breeds in 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 (including livestock grazing), timber extraction, charcoal manufacture, the spread of invasive eucalyptus, 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 the Andohahela National Park and Tsitongambarika which is classified forest, and is proposed to become a new protected area in the near future.
Further research is essential to fully understand the distribution, origin, type and virulence of Bd lineages found in Madagascar (Bletz et al., 2015).
Andreone, F. and Randriamahazo, H. 1997. Ecological and taxonomic observations on the amphibians and reptiles of the Andohahela low altitude rainforest, southern Madagascar. Revue Française d´Aquariologie 24: 95-127.
Bletz, M.C., Rosa, G.M., Andreone, F., Courtois, E.A., Schmeller, D.S., Rabibisoa, N.H.C, Rabemananjara, F.C.E., Raharivololoniaina, L., Vences, M., Weldon, C., Edmonds, D., Raxworthy, C.J., Harris, R.N., Fisher, M.C. and Crottini, A. 2015. Widespread presence of the pathogenic fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis in wild amphibian communities in Madagascar. Scientific Reports 5(8633): 1-10.
Glaw, F. and Vences, M. 2007. A Fieldguide to the Amphibians and Reptiles of Madagascar. Third Edition. Vences & Glaw Verlag, Cologne.
Glaw, F., Vences, M., Andreone, F. and Vallan, D. 2001. Revision of the Boophis majori group (Amphibia: Ranidae: Rhacophorinae) from Madagascar, with description of five new species. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 133: 495-529.
IUCN. 2016. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2016-1. Available at: www.iucnredlist.org. (Accessed: 30 June 2016).
|Citation:||IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group. 2016. Boophis haematopus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T57404A84162719.Downloaded on 28 May 2018.|
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