This species is known only from the non-specific type locality of "Malabar" (Boulenger 1882) in the Western Ghats of India.
Habitat and Ecology
It was collected in 'hill forest', although nothing else is known about its biology or ecology. It is presumed to breed by direct development.
It is known only from the type series, collected in 1882, so its current population status is unknown.
There is no direct information on threats to this species, although there is possibly some habitat loss taking place, as a result of the conversion of forest to agricultural land, that could be a threat.
Surveys are urgently needed to locate populations of this species.
Red List Status
Data Deficient (DD)
Listed as Data Deficient in view of the absence of recent information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.
S.D. Biju, Sushil Dutta, Karthikeyan Vasudevan, S.P. Vijayakumar, Chelmala Srinivasulu, 2004. Raorchestes flaviventris. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58843A11848706. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T58843A11848706.en .Downloaded on 18 January 2019