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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 and Vallan, 2001

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2008-01-01
Assessor/s: Christopher Raxworthy, Franco Andreone
Reviewer/s: Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
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.
Citation: Christopher Raxworthy, Franco Andreone 2004. Boophis haematopus. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 17 April 2014.
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