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Amphibia > Anura > Ranidae > Clinotarsus

Clinotarsus curtipes (Jerdon, 1853) – Bicoloured Frog

Taxonomic Notes:

This species is listed as Near Threatened in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (

Early Stages:
Indian and global distribution:
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Sexual, seasonal & individual variation:
Status, Habitat and Habits:

This species is uncommon. It inhabits inland wetlands and tropical forests in the Western Ghats of India, at the heights of 500m- 2,000m asl.

Conservation Status:

This species is listed as Near Threatened in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (

According to the IUCN Red List assessment, the population of this species is declining, and its current population size is unknown. Its Extent of Occurrence is not much greater than 20,000 sq km. The primary threat to its persistence comes from habitat disturbance due to agriculture and wood harvesting. Another threat to this species is getting roadkilled during migration.

  • Jerdon, T. C. 1853. Catalogue of reptiles inhabiting the Peninsula of India. Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bengal 22: 522–534.
  • Tapley, Benjamin & Babburjung Purushotham, Chetana. (2011). Fighting behaviour in the Bicoloured frog Clinotarsus (Rana) curtipes Jerdon, 1854.. Herpetology Notes. 4. 353. 

Amphibia > Anura > Ranidae > Clinotarsus

Cite this page along with its URL as:
Bhavanarayeni, R. 2023. Clinotarsus curtipes (Jerdon, 1853) – Bicoloured Frog. Gosavi, N., A. Bayani, P. Roy, and K. Kunte (eds.). Amphibians of India, v. 1.05. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
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