Habitat and Ecology
This species has been recorded from both lowland and montane rainforest. It also occurs in degraded forest (F. Glaw pers. comm. November 2014). It breeds by larval development in streams, slow moving streams and swamps (F. Glaw pers. comm. November 2014).
It is a locally abundant species, especially in Montagne d'Ambre. However, due to ongoing declines in the extent and quality of habitat, the population is suspected to be decreasing.
There is continuing decline in the extent and quality of the species' habitat caused by 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 occurs in Montagne d'Ambre National Park, Fontenay Nature Park, Forêt d'Ambre Special Reserve, and Betampona Strict Nature Reserve.
Improved protection and management is required to protect the biodiversity found in Forêt d'Ambre Special Reserve and other tracts of forest within the species' range.
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 because it is a widespread species that is adaptable to degraded habitats.
In the Boophis majori group, and previously confused with Boophis madagascariensis, according to the original publication (Frost 2013).
IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2016. Boophis roseipalmatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T49545046A49545095. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-1.RLTS.T49545046A49545095.en