Micrixalus silvaticus
Forest Dancing Frog
family: Micrixalidae
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 endemic to the Western Ghats of India. Mapping of its distribution has included where specimens attributed to it have been recorded. However, there are considerable difficulties with misidentifications of this taxon, and therefore confirmation of the true Micrixalus silvaticus at these sites is required.

Habitat and Ecology

This species is associated with hill streams and riparian habitats in moist tropical evergreen forest. It has aquatic larvae that live in streams.


The population status of this species is not known.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The threats to this species are not known.

Conservation Actions

Specimens attributed to this species have been recorded from Silent Valley National Park and Muthenge National Park, both in Kerala, and from Kalakad-Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve in Tamil Nadu, and it is protected by national legislation. It is included as part of ongoing studies by Biju (pers. comm.). Possible misidentifications of this species need to be resolved.

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.

Taxonomic Notes

Some records attributed to this species might not belong to it.


S.D. Biju, Sushil Dutta, M.S. Ravichandran 2004. Micrixalus silvaticus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58385A11764660. .Downloaded on 17 January 2019


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