Micrixalus thampii
Silent Valley Dancing Frog
family: Micrixalidae

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: India

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Data Deficient (DD)
See IUCN account.
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None


From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known only from the type locality in the Silent Valley National Park, in the Western Ghats in India at approximately 900m asl. It possibly occurs a little more widely.

Habitat and Ecology

It is associated with hill streams and riparian habitats in moist evergreen tropical forest. The type specimen was collected on the forest floor. This species presumably has aquatic larvae in streams, like other species of Micrixalus.


It is currently known only from two specimens.

Population Trend


Major Threats

There are no known threats to this species.

Conservation Actions

It is only known from the well-protected Silent Valley National Park in Kerala, and it is also protected by national legislation. This species is subject to ongoing studies by Biju (pers. comm.).


S.D. Biju, Sushil Dutta, Robert Inger, M.S. Ravichandran 2004. Micrixalus thampii. In: IUCN 2014


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