This species has been recorded from Lake Rara in Nepal, at 3,000m asl. Reports from Royal Chitwan National Park (Schleich 1993) require confirmation.
Habitat and Ecology
There is little information known regarding its habitat and ecological requirements, although it is known to occur in Lake Rara, and also to be associated with tropical montane forest.
There is no information available on population numbers or trends.
The threats to this species are unknown.
This species occurs within Rara National Park, and possibly also within Royal Chitwan National Park. It has recently been studied by Shrestha (2001).
Red List Status
Data Deficient (DD)
Listed as Data Deficient since it has only recently been described, and there is still very little information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.
Annemarie Ohler, Sushil Dutta, Tej Kumar Shrestha 2004. Nanorana rarica. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58435A11780814. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T58435A11780814.en .Downloaded on 19 January 2019