Minervarya andamanensis
family: Dicroglossidae
subfamily: Dicroglossinae

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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 known only from South Andaman Island, India. It is generally found close to sea level. It perhaps occurs more widely within the Andaman Islands.

Habitat and Ecology

It is found in grassland, primary and secondary forest, and near mangrove forests. Breeding takes place in ponds. It can also live in disturbed habitats (paddy fields). It is known to hybridise with Fejervarya limnocharis in the wild.


It is an abundant in rice paddy fields.

Population Trend


Major Threats

There are no current threats to this species.

Conservation Actions

It has been recorded from Mount Harriet National Park on South Andaman Island. It is protected by national legislation.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)


Listed as Least Concern because, although its Extent of Occurrence is much less than 5,000 km2, it is common, adaptable, and does not appear to be in decline.


Indraneil Das, S.P. Vijayakumar 2004. Fejervarya andamanensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58265A11758998. .Downloaded on 23 February 2019


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