Indirana longicrus
Rough-Skinned Frog
family: Ranixalidae
Taxonomic Notes: This species is of dubious taxonomic status. See Garg & Biju 2016 PLOS ONE | DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0166326
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Data Deficient (DD)
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 the type locality, "Kempholey, Hassan" (Rao 1937), in the Western Ghats of India, at around 200m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

The habitat preferences of this species are not known, although it is possibly a forest species that presumably breeds like other members of the genus, with larvae being found on wet rocks next to streams.


It is known only from the lost holotype, so its population status is unknown.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The area where it was collected, and might possibly still occur, is threatened by clearance for agricultural use.

Conservation Actions

This species is protected by national legislation.

Red List Status

Data Deficient (DD)


Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing doubts as to its taxonomic validity as well as absence of recent information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.

Taxonomic Notes

The holotype of this species is lost, and designation of a neotype is needed if this proves to be a valid species. Rao (1937) originally described this species as Philautus longicrus, but Bossuyt and Dubois (2001) transferred it from Philautus to Indirana.


S.D. Biju, Sushil Dutta, Robert Inger 2004. Indirana longicrus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58313A11763661. .Downloaded on 21 February 2019


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