This species is endemic to the Western Ghats of Maharashtra State in India. It has been recorded from Konya Valley, Bhimashankar, and Amboli. Records outside Maharashtra need further confirmation. It has an altitudinal range of 200-1,200m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It occurs in torrential hill streams in riparian habitat of tropical moist evergreen and semi-evergreen forest. It has also been collected from disturbed forest edge habitats. They are often found inhabiting crevices between rocks in the streams. It presumably breeds by larval development in streams.
It is a locally common species.
The conversion of forest to agricultural areas, water pollution by agrochemicals, the siltation of streams resulting from deforestation, and the construction of roads and the development of tourism in the region, are all considered threats to this species.
It has been recorded from Koyna and Bhimashankar Wildlife Sanctuaries in Maharashtra State. It is protected by national legislation.
Red List Status
S.D. Biju, Sushil Dutta, Anand Padhye, Anandanarayanan, Varad Giri 2004. Nyctibatrachus humayuni. In: IUCN 2014