This species is known only from the type locality, "Kemphole Ghats, Hassan, Mysore, South India" (Rao 1937), in the Western Ghats of India, at around 400m 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 there is no information regarding its population status.
The area where it was collected, and might possibly still occur, is threatened by clearance for agricultural use, road construction and the development of tourism facilities.
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.
The holotype is lost, and designation of a neotype is needed if this proves to be a valid species.
S.D. Biju, Sushil Dutta, Robert Inger 2004. Indirana tenuilingua. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58316A11764319. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T58316A11764319.en .Downloaded on 19 January 2019