Rhombophryne gimmeli 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Microhylidae

Scientific Name: Rhombophryne gimmeli
Species Authority: 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: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-01-01
Assessor(s): Glaw, F. & Vences, M.
Reviewer(s): Stuart, S.N., Chanson, J.S. & Cox, N.A.
Listed as Least Concern since, although its Extent of Occurrence is probably less than 20,000 km2, it is common and adaptable with a presumed large population, and it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
Previously published Red List assessments:
2004 Least Concern (LC)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species occurs from Montagne d'Ambre and Tsaratanana south to Sahamalaza in northern and northeastern Madagascar. It occurs from sea level up to 900m asl.
Countries occurrence:
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Population [top]

Population: It can be a very abundant species.
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.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It occurs in the Réserve Naturelle Intégrale du Tsaratanana, Parc National de Montagne d'Ambre, and the Réserve Spéciale de Manongarivo.

Citation: Glaw, F. & Vences, M. 2008. Rhombophryne gimmeli. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T58008A11713499. . Downloaded on 01 December 2015.
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