Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: India
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IUCN (Red List) status: Vulnerable (VU).
For Red List information on this species, see the IUCN species account.
From the IUCN Red List Species Account:
This species has a fragmented range in Arunachal Pradesh and Assam, India. It probably occurs somewhat more widely, and might be present in Bhutan, although this requires confirmation. It has been recorded at elevations of 300-1,500m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It is an arboreal species associated with tropical forest and shrubland. Breeding is believed to take place in ponds surrounded by shrubs.
It is a rare species.
Subsistence wood collection is a threat to the species' habitat.
The species has been recorded from Dibang Wildlife Sanctuary and Mouling National Park in Assam, and Nameri National Park in Arunachal Pradesh.
Sushil Dutta, Sabitry Bordoloi, Mohini Mohan Borah 2004. Theloderma moloch. In: IUCN 2012