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Amphibia > Anura > Ranidae > Pterorana

Pterorana khare Kiyasetuo & Khare, 1986 – Khare's Frog

Taxonomic Notes:

Early Stages:
Indian and global distribution:
records (based on images):
Sexual, seasonal & individual variation:
Status, Habitat and Habits:

This largely aquatic species is rare. It inhabits hill streams and riparian habitats of wet tropical evergreen forests of northeast India (mainly Assam, Arunachal, and Nagaland) at elevations ranging between 200m - 1,600m asl. Its existence was also reported in Manipur but its details are less known.

Conservation Status:

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

According to the IUCN Red List assessment, the population of this species is declining and its population size is currently unknown. Its Extent of Occurrence is less than 20,000 sq km with a harshly fragmented distribution. The major threat to its persistence comes from habitat disturbance due to water pollution by toxins.


Sushil Dutta, Saibal Sengupta, Sabitry Bordoloi. 2004. Pterorana khare. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58488A11776771. Accessed on 25 November 2020.

Amphibia > Anura > Ranidae > Pterorana

Cite this page along with its URL as:
Bhavanarayeni, R. 2023. Pterorana khare Kiyasetuo & Khare, 1986 – Khare's 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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