This species is widely distributed in Nagaland, India, up to 2,440 m asl, and has recently been confirmed to occur in Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura, India. It is also known from southern Nepal, where it is restricted to elevations below 500 m asl, and from south and southeastern Bangladesh. It probably occurs more widely than current records suggest, especially in areas between known sites.
Habitat and Ecology
It is associated with open grasslands, and is often found close to permanent pools and streams. Breeding takes place in temporary and permanent pools and paddy fields.
It is a common species.
Contamination of waterways by agrochemicals, especially pesticides, is a major threat. They are also collected locally for use as meat and for religious purposes.
It has been recorded from Royal Chitwan National Park in Nepal, Dihang-Dibang Biosphere Reserve and Baghmara Reserve Forest in India. It is protected by national legislation in India.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Sabitry Bordoloi, Annemarie Ohler & Tej Kumar Shrestha 2009. Zakerana teraiensis. In: IUCN 2014