Nanorana blanfordii
family: Dicroglossidae
subfamily: Dicroglossinae

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: China, India, Nepal

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
See IUCN account.
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None


From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species ranges from eastern Nepal to West Bengal, India and Yadong, in southern Xizang province, China. It probably ranges at least a little more widely, perhaps into Bhutan. It is present at elevations of 2,600-3,400m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It inhabits small streams and the surrounding grassland and temperate forest. It breeds in streams, the eggs being laid in water under stones.


It is considered to be rare in China. There is no population information available for India and Nepal.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The threats to this species are unknown.

Conservation Actions

It occurs in the Yadong National Nature Reserve in China. It is protected by national legislation in India.


Fei Liang, Michael Wai Neng Lau, Sushil Dutta, Annemarie Ohler, Tej Kumar Shrestha 2004. Nanorana blanfordii. In: IUCN 2014


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