This species is known from northeast India (Meghalaya, Arunchal Pradesh, Assam, Nagaland and West Bengal). Records in Fei (1999) from Xizang province near the border with India require confirmation. It is found at elevations of between 100 and 1,700m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
A semi-aquatic species found in hill streams. Calling takes place on the stream banks and eggs are deposited on stones at the stream edge.
It is reported to be common where it occurs.
It is threatened by changes in water management (dam construction) and unspecified agricultural pollution.
This species has been recorded from Dihang-Dibang Biosphere Reserve and Mouling National Park (Arunachal Pradesh, India). Recent field studies including this species have been undertaken by Roy (1999), Brodoli and Borah (1998-2002) and Chanda (1994). It is protected by national legislation in India.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
The reported occurrence in Myanmar of this species has now been attributed to Amolops bellulus.
Sushil Dutta, Mohammed Firoz Ahmed, Saibal Sengupta, Debjani Roy, Sabitry Bordoloi 2004. Amolops gerbillus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58207A11746896. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T58207A11746896.en