This species is known only from the type locality of "Mayabunder (east of Burma temple), North Andamans" (Pillai 1977), in the Andaman Islands, India.
Habitat and Ecology
This is presumed to be a fossorial or terrestrial species, possibly associated with the leaf-litter substrate of tropical moist forest, which presumably breeds in water by larval development.
It is known only from the type locality, where it is presumed to be rare.
It might be threatened by urbanization around Mayabunder.
It has not been recorded from a protected area. Further surveys are needed to determine the range, habitat preferences and population status.
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.
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