Stumpffia madagascariensis

Subgenus: Cophylinae
family: Microhylidae
subfamily: Cophylinae
Species Description: Revalidation of description by Mocquard, 1895, by Koehler J, Vences M, D'Cruze N, Glaw F 2010 Giant dwarfs: discovery of a radiation of large-bodied 'stump-toed frogs' from karstic cave environments of northern Madagascar. J Zool 282:21-38.

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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 found in the area of Montagne d'Ambre in northern Madagascar, between 1,020-1,050 m asl. It only occurs in one threat-defined location and its extent of occurrence (EOO) is 299 km2.

Habitat and Ecology

This species is found in primary rainforest. It presumably breeds by larval development in foam nests and has non-feeding tadpoles.


Due to ongoing decline in the extent and quality of habitat, the population is suspected to be decreasing.

Population Trend


Major Threats

Montagne d'Ambre is subject to limited anthropogenic pressure, especially at its edges, so the species is threatened by habitat loss from agricultural activities and logging (Rakotoarison et al. 2015). Fire is also a potential threat to its habitat (M. Scherz pers. comm. November 2015).

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
This species is only known from Montagne d'Ambre National Park.

Conservation Needed
Continued work to maintain the integrity of park boundaries is required.

Research Needed
Further research is required to confirm the breeding ecology of this species.

Red List Status

Endangered (EN)


Listed as Endangered because its extent of occurrence (EOO) is 299 km2, it occurs in one threat-defined locations and there is ongoing decline in the extent and quality of habitat in Montagne d'Ambre National Park.

Taxonomic Notes

Removed from synonymy under Stumpffia psologlossa by Köhler et al. (2010).


IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2016. Rhombophryne madagascariensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T49584796A49585008. .Downloaded on 23 January 2019


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