Scaphiophryne boribory


Taxonomy [top]

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Scientific Name: Scaphiophryne boribory
Species Authority: Vences, Raxworthy, Nussbaum & Glaw, 2003

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B1ab(iii,v) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2008-01-01
Assessor/s: Miguel Vences, Christopher Raxworthy, Frank Glaw
Reviewer/s: Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
Listed as Endangered because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 5,000 km2, all individuals are in fewer than five locations, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat, and in the number of mature individuals in eastern Madagascar.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known only from Fierenanan, at 950m asl, in eastern Madagascar (though it might occur more widely).
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Population [top]

Population: There is little information on the current population status of this species. However, it is presumably locally common, at least according to evidence from commercial collectors.
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is probably restricted to large, flooded forest areas on sandy ground, and presumably breeds in swamps. Its adaptability to altered habitats is unknown.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The major threat is forest loss due to subsistence agriculture, timber extraction, charcoal manufacture, spread of invasive eucalyptus, livestock grazing, and expanding human settlements. It might also be affected by over-collecting for the international pet trade.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is not known from any protected areas, making this a priority species for immediate habitat protection. There is also a need for controlled, sustainable trade in this species.
Citation: Miguel Vences, Christopher Raxworthy, Frank Glaw 2004. Scaphiophryne boribory. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <>. Downloaded on 20 April 2014.
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