This species is widely distributed throughout the southern Western Ghats of India. It is reported from elevations of between 200 and 950m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It is an arboreal edge habitat species generally associated with the understorey of tropical, moist evergreen forest. Specimens have been collected close to marshes and streams, in forest grassland and also in disturbed habitats close to human habitations. Breeding takes place in small temporary ponds, and eggs are laid on a leaf over the pond.
It is a common species.
Severe degradation of the species habitat as a result of agro-industry farming is a major threat.
It has been recorded from a number of protected areas.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern since, although its Extent of Occurrence is probably less than 20,000 km2, it is common and adaptable with a presumed large population, and it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
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