This species is endemic to the State of Orissa in eastern India. It has been recorded at elevations between 100 and 500m asl. It is widely distributed throughout Orissa.
Habitat and Ecology
It is generally associated with grasslands and agricultural areas, with nearby ponds, streams and other suitable wetlands. There is little information on breeding biology or larval ecology.
It is a common species.
Agrochemical pollution of both terrestrial and aquatic habitats is the main threat to this species.
It has been recorded from the Chandaka Wildlife Sanctuary and the Simlipal Tiger Reserve. It is protected by national legislation.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its relatively wide distribution, tolerance of a degree of habitat modification, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
Sushil Dutta, Robert Inger 2004. Fejervarya orissaensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58283A11750498. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T58283A11750498.en .Downloaded on 19 November 2018