Kaloula assamensis
family: Microhylidae
subfamily: Microhylinae
Species Description: Das I, Sengupta S, Firoz Ahmed M, Dutta SK 2004 A new species of Kaloula (Anura: Microhylidae) from north-eastern India. Hamadryad 29:101-109
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 known from several localities in the state of Assam, one in the state of Arunachal Pradesh and one in West Bengal, India. In Assam, it was found at: Majbat; Nameri National Park; in Orang National Park; near Orang National Park (all in Sonitpur District); and in Bongaigaon, western Assam. In Arunachal Pradesh, it was found in Pakhui Wildlife Sanctuary in Kamlang District, and in West Bengal it was found near Bong Basti village, Chilapata Range. Given the availability of its habitat, this species seems likely to occur much more widely, and has probably been under-recorded due to its secretive, burrowing nature outside the breeding season. It is found between 48-141 m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It is mostly known from the understorey of tropical evergreen forest and alluvial grassland, but has also been found in a field of mustard (Brassica juncea) and near a forest village (Paul et al. 2007) and so it might be tolerant of a degree of habitat modification. It is often found perched up to 1 m above the ground on grasses, ferns, and herbaceous vegetation, but it is also found underground. It is presumed to breed by larval development.


There is no information available on the population status of this species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

There are no significant threats known to this species.

Conservation Actions

It is found in Nameri National Park, Orang National Park, Pakhui Wildlife Sanctuary and Chilapata Range.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)


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


Ahmed, F., Sengupta, S. & Angulo, A. 2009. Kaloula assamensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2009: e.T61850A12567340. .Downloaded on 23 February 2019


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