Rhombophryne gimmeli 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Microhylidae

Scientific Name: Rhombophryne gimmeli (Glaw & Vences, 1992)
Common Name(s):
English Benavony Stump-toed Frog
Stumpffia gimmeli Glaw & Vences, 1992
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: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2016
Date Assessed: 2015-11-27
Assessor(s): IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group
Reviewer(s): Stuart, S.N.
Contributor(s): Glaw, F., Scherz, D. & Vences, M.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Hobin, L.
Listed as Least Concern since, although its extent of occurrence is less than 20,000 km2, it is common and adaptable with a presumed large population.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species occurs from Montagne d'Ambre and Tsaratanana south to Sahamalaza, in northern and northeastern Madagascar, between 0-900 m asl. Its extent of occurrence (EOO) is 14,466 km2.
Countries occurrence:
Additional data:
Upper elevation limit (metres):900
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Population [top]

Population:It can be a very abundant species, and the population trend is believed to be stable.
Current Population Trend:Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It lives in pristine and secondary rainforest, secondary growth and plantations in rainforest areas. It does well in disturbed habitats such as cacao plantations. It breeds in terrestrial nests with non-feeding larvae.
Movement patterns:Not a Migrant

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: There are no records of this species being utilized.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): It is probably not significantly affected by deforestation, is adaptable and unlikely to be threatened.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Conservation Actions
It occurs in the Tsaratanana Strict Nature Reserve (Andreone et al. 2009), Montagne d'Ambre National Park and Manongarivo Special Reserve.

Citation: IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group. 2016. Rhombophryne gimmeli. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T58008A84183101. . Downloaded on 20 April 2018.
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