Minervarya teraiensis
family: Dicroglossidae
subfamily: Dicroglossinae

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is widely distributed in Nagaland, India, up to 2,440 m asl, and has recently been confirmed to occur in Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura, India. It is also known from southern Nepal, where it is restricted to elevations below 500 m asl, and from south and southeastern Bangladesh. It probably occurs more widely than current records suggest, especially in areas between known sites.

Habitat and Ecology

It is associated with open grasslands, and is often found close to permanent pools and streams. Breeding takes place in temporary and permanent pools and paddy fields.


It is a common species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

Contamination of waterways by agrochemicals, especially pesticides, is a major threat. They are also collected locally for use as meat and for religious purposes.

Conservation Actions

It has been recorded from Royal Chitwan National Park in Nepal, Dihang-Dibang Biosphere Reserve and Baghmara Reserve Forest in India. It is protected by national legislation in India.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)


Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, tolerance of a broad range of habitats, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.

Taxonomic Notes

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.


Bordoloi, S., Ohler, A. & Kumar Shrestha, T. 2016. Fejervarya teraiensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T58292A91239932. .Downloaded on 22 January 2019


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