This species occurs in central and eastern Nepal, and in southern and southeastern Bangladesh. It occurs at elevations below 500 m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It is associated with paddy fields. Reproduction takes place in both ponds and paddy fields.
It is considered to be common.
The main threat to this species is the pollution of water bodies with agrochemicals.
The species is known to occur in Royal Chitwan National Park.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its relatively wide distribution, tolerance of a degree of habitat modification, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
When the first assessment for this species was published (in 2004) it was under the generic name Fejervarya. In 2009, the species was transferred it to the genus Zakerana. Zakerana is now recognised as a junior synonym of Fejervarya (Dinesh et al. 2015), hence the species has been returned to the genus Fejervarya. This is not a reassessment of the status of this species; instead it is an updated version of the original assessment to reflect this taxonomic change.
Kumar Shrestha, T. & Ohler, A. 2016. Fejervarya pierrei. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T58285A91237012. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-1.RLTS.T58285A91237012.en .Downloaded on 16 November 2018