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.
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).
This species is only known from Montagne d'Ambre National Park.
Continued work to maintain the integrity of park boundaries is required.
Further research is required to confirm the breeding ecology of this species.
Red List Status
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.
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. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-1.RLTS.T49584796A49585008.en .Downloaded on 23 January 2019