This species is known only from the type locality: "Gundia, forêt de Kemphole, à l'ouest de Sakleshpur, Karnataka, Inde" in the Western Ghats of India. The type locality is at an elevation of around 200m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It is a terrestrial species of moist tropical forest. Breeding takes place on wet rocks, and the larvae are found on wet rock surfaces next to streams.
There is no information on the population status of this species.
The species is threatened by habitat loss caused by intensive livestock production, harvesting of wood and timber by local people, road construction, and the development of tourism facilities.
It is not known to be present in any protected areas. Further surveys are required at the type locality, and within suitable nearby forests, to determine the range and population status of this species. It is protected by national legislation.
Red List Status
Critically Endangered (CR)
Listed as Critically Endangered because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 100 km2, all individuals are in a single location, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat.
S.D. Biju, Sushil Dutta, Robert Inger 2004. Indirana gundia. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58310A11762967. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T58310A11762967.en .Downloaded on 10 December 2018