This species occurs in eastern and southeastern Madagascar from Perinet south to Fort Dauphin, from sea level up to 1,100m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It is associated with ponds and swamps in secondary and degraded forest, and with streams with trees in agricultural areas. It probably cannot tolerate the complete opening up of its habitat. It breeds in temporary ponds.
It is locally common, but it is an explosive breeder and is often hard to detect.
Its forest habitat is receding due to subsistence agriculture, timber extraction, charcoal manufacture, and invasive spread of eucalyptus, livestock grazing and expanding human settlements.
It occurs in the Réserve Spéciale de Kalambatritra, Parc National de Ranomafana, and in protected areas near Andasibe.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Cadle, J. & Vences, M. 2008. Boophis pauliani. In: IUCN 2014