Hydrophylax malabaricus
family: Ranidae

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
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 present throughout much of the Western Ghats, and also in the Eastern Ghats of India. Reports from northeastern India need verification and are not included here. It has a wide altitudinal range being found from sea level to 1,500m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It is a terrestrial species adapted to a wide variety of habitats including semi-evergreen moist deciduous forest, plantations, agricultural fields and rural gardens. Breeding takes place in temporary ponds and other waterbodies.


It is a locally abundant species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

Aquatic pollution (agricultural and domestic), severe droughts and wildfires are the main threats to this species.

Conservation Actions

It is found in numerous protected areas. It is protected by national legislation.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)


Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, tolerance of a broad range of habitats, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.


S.D. Biju, Sushil Dutta, Robert Inger 2004. Hydrophylax malabaricus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58657A89369722. .Downloaded on 21 January 2019


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