Scaphiophryne gottlebei Busse and Böhme, 1992

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Microhylidae > Subfamily: Scaphiophryninae > Genus: Scaphiophryne > Species: Scaphiophryne gottlebei

Scaphiophryne gottlebei Busse and Böhme, 1992, Rev. Fr. Aquar. Herpetol., 19: 60. Holotype: ZFMK 53543, by original designation. Type locality: "Montagne de l'Isalo: Vallée des Singes, W-Madagascar".

Scaphiophryne (Scaphiophryne) gottlebeiGrosjean, Glos, Teschke, Glaw, and Vences, 2007, Zool. J. Linn. Soc., 151: 572.

English Names

Red Rain Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 114).


Isalo Massif region often in deep canyons, Fianarantso Province, southern Madagascar, 700-1000 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Madagascar

Endemic: Madagascar


An allotetraploid species by Vences, Aprea, Capriglione, Andreone, and Odierna, 2002, Chromosome Res., 10: 127-136. See brief account by Glaw and Vences, 2007, Field Guide Amph. Rept. Madagascar, Ed. 3: 112. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 461.

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