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52. Boophis tsilomaro

Boophis tsilomaro

About

Boophis tsilomaro is endemic to Madagascar and has only been found in the area around Berara forest.

This species has not been observed in any other areas so it appears to be a micro-endemic of the Berara region. The species has been observed relatively frequently within its range, but its population is suspected to be decreasing. Although the species occurs within the Sahamalaza – lles Radama National Park that has also been designated as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, its forest habitat was, at least until recently, limited and under strong pressure from slash-and-burn and small-holder agriculture. Ongoing site and habitat protection is required to ensure the survival of this species. This species is part of the Mantellidae frog family, which diverged from all other amphibian lineages about 50 million years ago, which makes them as dissimilar from their closest relatives as porcupines are from chinchillas.

  • Order: Anura
  • Family: Mantellidae
  • Population: Common
  • Trend: decreasing

EDGE Score

EDGE Score: 6.02 (?)
ED Score: 24.63 (?)
GE / IUCN Red List (?)
Not Evaluated Data Deficient Least Concern Near Threatened Vulnerable Endangered Critically Endangered Extinct in the Wild Extinct

Distribution

This species is found around Berera forest, Northern Madagascar, at an altitude of 170 metres.

Habitat and Ecology

This is a highly specialised species and is therefore restricted to ecologically sensitive transitional forest. The species uses forest streams for breeding and depositing its eggs.

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This wordcloud illustrates the threats facing this species. The size of each word indicates the extent of a species range that is affected by that threat (larger size means a greater area is affected). The colour of the word indicates how much that threat impacts the species (darker shades of red mean the threat is more severe).

Crops Livestock

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Source: The IUCN List of Threatened Species. Version 2017.1.
Available at: http://www.iucnredlist.org