This species appears to be endemic to small parts of South Andaman and North Andaman in the Andaman Islands of India, below 500m asl, where it is currently known only from Mount Harriet and Saddle Peak.
Habitat and Ecology
It is thought to be an arboreal species of tropical moist forest. Breeding takes place in tree holes by larval development.
It is not an uncommon species.
The major threat to this species is forest loss due to clear-cutting.
It has been recorded from Mount Harriet National Park and Saddle Peak National Park, and is protected by national legislation in India.
Red List Status
Critically Endangered (CR)
Listed as Critically Endangered because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 100 km2 and its Area Of Occupancy is less than 10km2, its distribution is severely fragmented, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat.
Indraneil Das, Sushil Dutta, S.P. Vijayakumar 2004. Ingerana charlesdarwini. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58571A11805014. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T58571A11805014.en .Downloaded on 18 January 2019