|Scientific Name:||Scaphiophryne boribory 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: http://research.amnh.org/herpetology/amphibia/index.html.|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Vulnerable B1ab(iii) ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group|
|Contributor(s):||Raxworthy, C.J., Glaw, F., Scherz, M.D. & Vences, M.|
|Facilitator/Compiler(s):||Luedtke, J., Hobin, L.|
Listed as Vulnerable due to its extent of occurrence (EOO) of 12,146 km2, because it is known from three threat-defined locations, and there is ongoing decline in the quality and extent of its habitat. This is a downlisting from the 2008 assessment, when the species was evaluated as Endangered, due to the expansion of its range.
|Previously published Red List assessments:|
|Range Description:||This species was previously only known from Fierenanan and Marotondrano Special Reserve in eastern Madagascar at 950 m Asl. However it has now also been found over 200 km to the northwest at Andriakanala in Bemanevika, northern Madagascar between 1,590–1,730 m Asl (Rabearivony et al. 2010). As a result, its EOO has expanded to 12,146 km2 and the known sites are thought to represent three threat-defined locations.|
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|Population:||It is presumably locally common, at least according to evidence from commercial collectors. However due to ongoing decline in the extent and quality of habitat, the population is suspected to be decreasing.|
|Current Population Trend:||Decreasing|
|Habitat and Ecology:||This species is probably restricted to large, flooded forest areas on sandy ground, and presumably breeds in swamps. Its adaptability to altered habitats is unknown.|
|Continuing decline in area, extent and/or quality of habitat:||Yes|
|Movement patterns:||Not a Migrant|
|Use and Trade:||This species is found in the international pet trade.|
|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-collection for the international pet trade.|
This species has been recorded in the Marotondrano Special Reserve and Bemanevika, one of the new proposed sites for Madagascar’s protected area network under the SAPM (Système des Aires Protégées de Madagascar) framework (Rabearivony et al. 2014).
There is an urgent need for habitat protection and controlled, sustainable trade in this species.
Further surveys are required to determine the species' presence between known sites.
|Citation:||IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group. 2017. Scaphiophryne boribory. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T57995A84182091.Downloaded on 18 October 2017.|
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