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Boophis haematopus

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA ANURA MANTELLIDAE

Scientific Name: Boophis haematopus
Species Authority: Glaw, Vences, Andreone & Vallan, 2001

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-01-01
Assessor(s): Raxworthy, C.J. & Andreone, F.
Reviewer(s): Stuart, S.N., Chanson, J.S. & Cox, N.A.
Justification:
Listed as Vulnerable because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 20,000 km2, it is known from fewer than ten locations, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat in southeastern Madagascar.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known only from three localities in south-eastern Madagascar (Nahampaoana, Andohahela, and Marovony) at 200-400m asl.
Countries:
Native:
Madagascar
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Population [top]

Population: It is moderately common.
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It lives in pristine and secondary rainforest, and breeds in streams.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): 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.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It occurs in the Parc National d'Andohahela.

Bibliography [top]

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: 95-127.

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: 495-529.

IUCN. 2008. 2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Available at: http://www.iucnredlist.org. (Accessed: 5 October 2008).


Citation: Raxworthy, C.J. & Andreone, F. 2008. Boophis haematopus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 24 July 2014.
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