Stumpffia roseifemoralis
family: Microhylidae
subfamily: Cophylinae
Species Description: Frank Glaw e-mail 4 Aug 06

© 2008 Miguel Vences and Frank Glaw (1 of 1)

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Data Deficient (DD)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None


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Ca. 20 mm. This species is still insufficiently defined. Skin on the back smooth. Back of adults can be light brown with a darker marking between the eyes. Ventral surface light with reddish colour on the whole legs (Glaw and Vences 2007).

Distribution and Habitat

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Madagascar


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This species is known from only two localities in north-eastern Madagascar (Marojejy and Voloina), from 100-1300 m asl. It lives terrestrially in primarly forest leaf-litter and is probably adaptable, although it is not found in plantations (Glaw and Vences 2008).

Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
Habits: Terrestrial, in leaf litter. Its breeding biology is unknown, but is likely to be similar to that of Stumpffia gimeli, which has terrestrial nests that contain non-feeding larvae (Glaw and Vences 2008).

Trends and Threats
This species occurs in one protected area, Parc National de Marojejy. More research is needed on the extent of occurrence, population status and ecological needs. Its forest habitat is being lost due to increasing agriculture and grazing, logging, charcoal manufacture, invasion and spread of eucalyptus, and expanding human settlement (Glaw and Vences 2008).

Possible reasons for amphibian decline

General habitat alteration and loss
Habitat modification from deforestation, or logging related activities
Intensified agriculture or grazing
Subtle changes to necessary specialized habitat

Taken with permission from Glaw and Vences (2007).


Glaw, F., and Vences, M. (2007). Field Guide to the Amphibians and Reptiles of Madagascar. Third Edition. Vences and Glaw Verlag, Köln.

Vences, M. and Glaw, F. (2008). Stumpffia roseifemoralis. In: IUCN 2008. 2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 22 April 2009.

Written by Miguel Vences and Frank Glaw (m.vences AT, Assistant Professor and Curator of Vertebrates at the Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics in the Zoological Museum at the University of Amsterdam
First submitted 2009-04-22
Edited by Kellie Whittaker (2010-07-19)

Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2010 Stumpffia roseifemoralis <> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Mar 22, 2018.

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