This species is known from Ranomafana National Park (Hutter et al. 2015) and Antoetra, within the Fandrina Vondrozo proposed protected area (Andreone et al. 2007). It is confirmed from between 1,046-1,312 m (Hutter et al. 2015). It occurs in two threat-defined locations, and its extent of occurrence (EOO) is 1,194 km2.
Habitat and Ecology
This species is found in primary forest along slow-flowing tributaries, adjacent to fast-moving streams (Hutter et al. 2015).
It is locally abundant, but only in undisturbed primary forest (Hutter et al. 2015). Its population is suspected to be decreasing due to ongoing decline in the quality and extent of its habitat.
There is ongoing decline in the extent and quality of its forest habitat, outside of Ranomafana National Park, due to subsistence agriculture, timber extraction, charcoal manufacturing, invasive spread of eucalyptus, livestock grazing, regular burning to maintain cattle pasture, 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 is known from Ranomafana National Park.
Habitat protection is required.
Further research is also essential to fully understand the distribution, origin, type and virulence of Bd lineages found in Madagascar (Bletz et al. 2015).
Red List Status
Listed as Endangered because its extent of occurrence (EOO) is 1,194 km2, it occurs in two threat-defined locations and there is ongoing decline in the extent and quality of habitat.
IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2016. Boophis boppa. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T86466824A86466829. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-1.RLTS.T86466824A86466829.en