Stumpffia kibomena
family: Microhylidae
subfamily: Cophylinae
Species Description: Glaw F, Vallan D, Andreone F, Edmonds D, Dolch R, Vences M. Beautiful bright belly: a distinctive new microhylid frog (Amphibia: Stumpffia) from eastern Madagascar. Zootaxa 3925: 120-128.

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Endangered (EN)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Madagascar



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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

 This species is known from only three localities in the Andasibe region of central-eastern Madagascar at an altitudinal range between 850–950 m asl. It occurs in two threat-defined locations, and its extent of occurrence (EOO) is 1,052 km2.

Habitat and Ecology

Found in the leaf litter of primary rainforest, in eucalyptus forest and in secondary fern scrub indicating that the habitat is rather variable.


Little is known of the population size as only very few specimens have been observed. Due to ongoing declines in the extent and quality of habitat, the population is suspected to be decreasing.

Population Trend


Major Threats

There is ongoing decline in the extent and quality of its forest habitat due to subsistence agriculture, timber extraction, charcoal manufacturing, invasive spread of eucalyptus, livestock grazing, regular burning to maintain cattle pasture, and expanding human settlements.

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
It occurs in the Zahamena-Ankeniheny proposed protected area, but it probably also occurs in Andasibe National Park, Analamazoatra Special Reserve and Andasibe-Mantadia National Park.

Conservation Needed
Official protection is required for the Zahemena proposed protected area.

Research Needed
Research is required for its distribution, ecology and population trends.

Red List Status

Endangered (EN)


Listed as Endangered because its extent of occurrence (EOO) is 1,052 km2, it is known from two threat-defined locations and there is ongoing decline in the extent and quality of habitat.


IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2016. Rhombophryne kibomena. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T79680110A84185505. .Downloaded on 16 February 2019


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