Scaphiophryne obscura
family: Microhylidae
subfamily: Scaphiophryninae
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Data Deficient (DD)
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 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.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The threats to this species are not known.

Conservation Actions

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.

Taxonomic Notes

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. .Downloaded on 18 January 2019


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