This species is known only from two localities in the state of Arunachal Pradesh in north-eastern India: Tirap District, and Namdapha National Park. It is a lowland species that was collected at an altitude of 350m asl. Its distribution is very poorly known.
Habitat and Ecology
It is found in tropical moist forest and shrubland, where it might breed by direct development, like other species of the genus (but this has not been confirmed).
The population status of this species is unknown.
This species might be experiencing detrimental effects of the current management plan of Namdapha National Park, which is largely determined by the requirements of the large mammal fauna. It might also possibly be threatened by invasive alien plant species (Mikania sp. and Lantana camara).
One of its known localities is within Namdapha National Park.
Red List Status
Data Deficient (DD)
Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing uncertainties as to its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.
Annemarie Ohler, Saibal Sengupta 2004. Philautus namdaphaensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58876A11851780. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T58876A11851780.en .Downloaded on 20 January 2019