This species is known only from the type locality of Namdapha National Park, in the state of Arunachal Pradesh in north-eastern India, although it is likely to occur more widely. It is a lowland species that was recorded at an altitude of 500m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
This is a little-known inhabitant of tropical forest and shrubland that presumably breeds by larval development, but this has not been confirmed.
The population status of this species is unknown.
This species might be experiencing detrimental effects of the current management plan of Namdapha National Park, which is largely determined by the requirements of the large mammal fauna. It might also possibly be threatened by invasive alien plant species (Mikania sp. and Lantana camara).
Namdapha National Park is the only protected area from which it is currently known.
Red List Status
Data Deficient (DD)
Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing uncertainties as to its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.
Sushil Dutta, Annemarie Ohler, Saibal Sengupta, Sabitry Bordoloi 2004. Chiromantis shyamrupus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58795A11831195. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T58795A11831195.en .Downloaded on 20 November 2018