Micrixalus thampii
Silent Valley 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 known only from the type locality in the Silent Valley National Park, in the Western Ghats in India at approximately 900m asl. It possibly occurs a little more widely.

Habitat and Ecology

It is associated with hill streams and riparian habitats in moist evergreen tropical forest. The type specimen was collected on the forest floor. This species presumably has aquatic larvae in streams, like other species of Micrixalus.


It is currently known only from two specimens.

Population Trend


Major Threats

There are no known threats to this species.

Conservation Actions

It is only known from the well-protected Silent Valley National Park in Kerala, and it is also protected by national legislation. This species is subject to ongoing studies by Biju (pers. comm.).

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.


S.D. Biju, Sushil Dutta, Robert Inger, M.S. Ravichandran 2004. Micrixalus thampii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58387A11765091. .Downloaded on 16 January 2019


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