Nanorana minica
family: Dicroglossidae
subfamily: Dicroglossinae

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Vulnerable (VU)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: India


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

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.

Population Trend


Major Threats

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.

Conservation Actions

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

Vulnerable (VU)


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. .Downloaded on 19 November 2018


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