This taxon is known from the non-specific type locality of "Côte N.O. [north-west] de Madagascar", and no distribution map can be prepared for it.
Habitat and Ecology
It presumably breeds by larval development in water.
Its population status is not known.
The threats to this species are not known.
It is not known if the species occurs in protected areas.
Red List Status
Data Deficient (DD)
Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing doubts as to its taxonomic validity, extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.
This form is a nomen dubium (Blommers-Schlösser and Blanc 1991; Guibé 1978; Vences et al. 2003), and it has not been matched to any known living species in the wild.
Glaw, F. & Vences, M. 2008. Scaphiophryne obscura. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T58001A11710963. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2008.RLTS.T58001A11710963.en .Downloaded on 18 January 2019