This species is known from northeast India (West Bengal and Assam) and south-eastern Bangladesh (Chittagong and Rangamati Hill-district), and might occur more widely. It is generally a lowland species found at elevations below 100m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It is an arboreal species that is mostly associated with scrub forest habitats. Breeding takes place in pools, with eggs deposited on vegetation.
It is generally believed to be a reasonably abundant species.
Threats to this species are unknown.
It has been recorded from Nameri National Park and Orang National Park.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its relatively wide distribution, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
Further taxonomic studies of this species are desirable.
Sushil Dutta, Saibal Sengupta, Pranabes Sanyal, Ghazi S.M. Asmat 2004. Chiromantis simus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58796A11831499. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T58796A11831499.en .Downloaded on 23 January 2019