This species is restricted to western Nepal and northern India (Himachal Pradesh and Uttaranchal). It is present at elevations of 1,000-2,400m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It is associated with montane subtropical forests and streams. Breeding takes place in streams; however, there is no information available on larval ecology.
It is reportedly a fairly common species.
Loss of available habitat through the localized clearance of forest is a major threat. It is also threatened by changes in waterway management, for example, following dam construction.
It is not known whether or not this species occurs in any protected areas, though there are several within its range. It is protected by national legislation in India.
Red List Status
Listed as Vulnerable because its Area of Occupancy is less than 2,000 km2, its distribution is severely fragmented, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat in western Nepal and northern India.
Annemarie Ohler, Sushil Dutta, Tej Kumar Shrestha 2004. Nanorana minica. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58432A11780511. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T58432A11780511.en .Downloaded on 19 November 2018