This species occurs from Montagne d'Ambre and Tsaratanana south to Sahamalaza, in northern and northeastern Madagascar, between 0-900 m asl. Its extent of occurrence (EOO) is 14,466 km2.
Habitat and Ecology
It lives in pristine and secondary rainforest, secondary growth and plantations in rainforest areas. It does well in disturbed habitats such as cacao plantations. It breeds in terrestrial nests with non-feeding larvae.
It can be a very abundant species, and the population trend is believed to be stable.
It is probably not significantly affected by deforestation, is adaptable and unlikely to be threatened.
It occurs in the Tsaratanana Strict Nature Reserve (Andreone et al. 2009), Montagne d'Ambre National Park and Manongarivo Special Reserve.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern since, although its extent of occurrence is less than 20,000 km2, it is common and adaptable with a presumed large population.
IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2016. Rhombophryne gimmeli. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T58008A84183101. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-1.RLTS.T58008A84183101.en .Downloaded on 17 January 2019