Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: India
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IUCN (Red List) status: Data Deficient (DD).
For Red List information on this species, see the IUCN species account.
From the IUCN Red List Species Account:
This species is known only from the type locality, "Saklespur, Hassan [District]" (Rao 1937), in the Western Ghats of India, at 948m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
Nothing is known about its habitat or ecological preferences, though it is likely to occur in moist forest. It presumably breeds by larval development, like other members of its genus, but it is not known whether or not it requires free-standing waterbodies for breeding or whether or not it breeds in habitats such as leaf axils or tree holes instead.
There is no information on the population status of this species, which is known only from the lost holotype.
The major threats are not known.
It is not known to occur in any protected areas. Field surveys and the designation of a neotype are required before the species' range; population status and habitat requirements can be determined.
The holotype of this species is lost, and the designation of a neotype is necessary if this proves to be a valid species.
S.D. Biju, Gajanan Dasaramji Bhuddhe, Sushil Dutta, Karthikeyan Vasudevan, Chelmala Srinivasulu 2004. Ramanella minor. In: IUCN 2012