This species is known from only three localities in the Andasibe region of central-eastern Madagascar at an altitudinal range between 850–950 m asl. It occurs in two threat-defined locations, and its extent of occurrence (EOO) is 1,052 km2.
Habitat and Ecology
Found in the leaf litter of primary rainforest, in eucalyptus forest and in secondary fern scrub indicating that the habitat is rather variable.
Little is known of the population size as only very few specimens have been observed. Due to ongoing declines in the extent and quality of habitat, the population is suspected to be decreasing.
There is ongoing decline in the extent and quality of its forest habitat due to subsistence agriculture, timber extraction, charcoal manufacturing, invasive spread of eucalyptus, livestock grazing, regular burning to maintain cattle pasture, and expanding human settlements.
It occurs in the Zahamena-Ankeniheny proposed protected area, but it probably also occurs in Andasibe National Park, Analamazoatra Special Reserve and Andasibe-Mantadia National Park.
Official protection is required for the Zahemena proposed protected area.
Research is required for its distribution, ecology and population trends.
Red List Status
Listed as Endangered because its extent of occurrence (EOO) is 1,052 km2, it is known from two threat-defined locations and there is ongoing decline in the extent and quality of habitat.
IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2016. Rhombophryne kibomena. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T79680110A84185505. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-1.RLTS.T79680110A84185505.en .Downloaded on 23 January 2019