This species occurs in the eastern rainforest belt of Madagascar from Perinet south to Midongy-du-Sud, between 850-1,000 m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It is a rainforest species that does not occurring in secondary habitats. It probably breeds in slow-flowing brooks.
It is a locally common to abundant species. However, due to ongoing declines in the extent and quality of habitat, the population is suspected to be decreasing.
Its forest habitat is receding due to subsistence agriculture, timber extraction, charcoal manufacture, and invasive spread of eucalyptus, livestock grazing 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 occurs in the Ranomafana and Midongy-du-Sud National Parks and Analamazaotra Special Reserve.
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
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its relatively wide distribution and presumed large population.
IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2016. Boophis picturatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T57421A84164368. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-1.RLTS.T57421A84164368.en .Downloaded on 21 February 2019