AMPHIBIAWEB
Boophis picturatus

Subgenus: Boophis
family: Mantellidae
subfamily: Boophinae

© 2008 Miguel Vences and Frank Glaw (1 of 3)

  hear call (73.1K MP3 file)

  hear Fonozoo call

[call details here]

Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
CITES No CITES Listing
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

   

 

View distribution map using BerkeleyMapper.

From the IUCN Red List Species Account:

 

Range Description

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.

Population

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.

Population Trend

decreasing

Major Threats

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).

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
It occurs in the Ranomafana and Midongy-du-Sud National Parks and Analamazaotra Special Reserve.

Research Needed
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)

Rationale

Listed as Least Concern in view of its relatively wide distribution and presumed large population.

Citation

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

 

IUCN Terms of Use