Scaphiophryne boribory 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Microhylidae

Scientific Name: Scaphiophryne boribory
Species Authority: Vences, Raxworthy, Nussbaum & Glaw, 2003
Taxonomic Source(s): Frost, D.R. 2015. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. New York, USA. Available at:

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B1ab(iii,v) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-01-01
Assessor(s): Vences, M., Raxworthy, C.J. & Glaw, F.
Reviewer(s): Stuart, S.N., Chanson, J.S. & Cox, N.A.
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.
Previously published Red List assessments:
2004 Endangered (EN)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known only from Fierenanan, at 950m asl, in eastern Madagascar (though it might occur more widely).
Countries occurrence:
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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.
Current Population Trend: Decreasing
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

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: Vences, M., Raxworthy, C.J. & Glaw, F. 2008. Scaphiophryne boribory. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T57995A11704237. . Downloaded on 26 November 2015.
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