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Boophis schuboeae

Subgenus: Boophis
family: Mantellidae
subfamily: Boophinae

© 2008 Miguel Vences and Frank Glaw (1 of 1)

  hear call (160.1K MP3 file)

  hear Fonozoo call

[call details here]

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Data Deficient (DD)
See IUCN account.
CITES No CITES Listing
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

   

Description
M 24-26 mm. Morphologically similar to B. ankaratra, which is dorsally green, sometimes with light green mottling and indistinct, incomplete light dorsolateral lines (Glaw and Vences 2007).

Distribution and Habitat

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Madagascar

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Ranomafana National Park (Ambatolahy, Vohiparara) (Glaw and Vences 2007). It occurs at 900-1,000 m asl, in pristine rainforest along streams (Glaw and Vences 2008).

Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
Males call at night from the vegetation along rainforest streams. Calls consist of a series of unharmonious notes which are less distinctly pulsed and have a stronger melodious component than in B. ankatratra (Glaw and Vences 2007).

Trends and Threats
Occurs within a protected area, the Parc National de Ranomafana. May require pristine forest as it has not been found within secondary forest. Threats include increasing subsistence agriculture, logging, charcoal manufacture, invasion and spread of eucalyptus, increased grazing, and expanding human settlement (Glaw and Vences 2008).

Possible reasons for amphibian decline

General habitat alteration and loss
Habitat modification from deforestation, or logging related activities
Intensified agriculture or grazing
Urbanization
Subtle changes to necessary specialized habitat

Comments
Taken partly from Glaw and Vences (2007), with permission.

References
 

Glaw, F., and Vences, M. (2007). Field Guide to the Amphibians and Reptiles of Madagascar. Third Edition. Vences and Glaw Verlag, Köln.  

Glaw, F., and Vences, M. (2008). Boophis schuboeae. In: IUCN 2008. 2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. www.iucnredlist.org. Downloaded on 23 March 2009.



Written by Miguel Vences and Frank Glaw (m.vences AT tu-bs.de), Assistant Professor and Curator of Vertebrates at the Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics in the Zoological Museum at the University of Amsterdam
First submitted 2009-03-17
Edited by Kellie Whittaker (2009-03-23)



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