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Stumpffia helenae (Helena's stump-toed frog)

Wikipedia Abstract

Stumpffia helenae is a species of frog in the Microhylidae family. It is endemic to Madagascar.Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montane forests. It is threatened by habitat loss. It now occurs in a few strips of fragmented habitat near Ambohitantely in Madagascar.
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Endangered Species

Status: Critically Endangered
View IUCN Record: Stumpffia helenae

EDGE Analysis

Helena’s stump-toed frog is a very small Madagascan species, characterised by its short digits and slow-motion movements. “Eye spots” on its back are thought to trick predators into attacking away from its head, which helps this species avoid major injury and increases chances of escape. It is ground-dwelling in the leaf litter of dry, high altitude forest fragments, and is thought to build foam nests on the ground for its eggs. It occurs in the poorly protected Ambohitantely Special Reserve and is threatened by habitat destruction as a result of fires, illegal wood cutting and agriculture.
Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 19.9
EDGE Score: 5.81
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Alliance for Zero Extinction (AZE) Sites

Name  Location   Map   Climate   Land Use 
Ambohitantely Special Reserve and surrounding area Madagascar

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Madagascar and the Indian Ocean Islands Comoros, Madagascar, Mauritius, Seychelles Yes

Range Map



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AZE sites provided by Alliance for Zero Extinction (2010). 2010 AZE Update.
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