This species ranges from eastern Nepal to West Bengal, India and Yadong, in southern Xizang province, China. It probably ranges at least a little more widely, perhaps into Bhutan. It is present at elevations of 2,600-3,400m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It inhabits small streams and the surrounding grassland and temperate forest. It breeds in streams, the eggs being laid in water under stones.
It is considered to be rare in China. There is no population information available for India and Nepal.
The threats to this species are unknown.
It occurs in the Yadong National Nature Reserve in China. It is protected by national legislation in India.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
Fei Liang, Michael Wai Neng Lau, Sushil Dutta, Annemarie Ohler, Tej Kumar Shrestha 2004. Nanorana blanfordii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58419A11777848. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T58419A11777848.en .Downloaded on 19 January 2019