Fejervarya sahyadris
family: Dicroglossidae
subfamily: Dicroglossinae
Taxonomic Notes: Some authors place this species in Minervarya, a taxon not recognized by AmphibiaWeb.

© 2010 K.P. Dinesh (1 of 2)
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Endangered (EN)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: India


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is restricted to Gundia in Karnataka, and Calicut and adjoining areas in Kerala, in the southern Western Ghats of India. Other surveys in the vicinity of the two known sites have not revealed any additional populations. The altitudinal range of this lowland species is between 40 and 200m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

This is a semi-aquatic, terrestrial species recorded from grassy areas adjacent to paddy fields, disturbed (open) moist tropical forest, stream banks and abandoned quarries. There is no information on the breeding biology or larval ecology of this species.


It is common where it occurs.

Population Trend


Major Threats

Habitat loss and degradation as a result of the expansion of commercial, intensive agriculture is the major threat to the species.

Conservation Actions

Although protected by national legislation, it is not known from any protected areas and there is an urgent need for improved habitat protection. It was recently the subject of field studies by Biju (1996 -2001). Further research is required to investigate the breeding biology of this species.


S.D. Biju, Gajanan Dasaramji Bhuddhe, Sushil Dutta, Karthikeyan Vasudevan, Chelmala Srinivasulu, S.P. Vijayakumar 2004. Minervarya sahyadris. In: IUCN 2014


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