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Amphibia > Anura > Ranixalidae > Indirana

Indirana gundia (Dubois, 1986) – Gundia Leaping Frog

Taxonomic Notes:

This species is listed as Critically Endangered 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 extremely rare terrestrial species of Western Ghats is only found in a locality called Gundia in Kemphole forest which is in Sakleshpur district, Karnataka. It mostly inhabits moist tropical forests of the Western Ghats of India. Its breeding takes place on wet rocks in riparian habitats.

Conservation Status:

This species is listed as Critically Endangered in theIUCN Red List of Threatened Species (

According to the IUCN Red List assessment, the population of this species is declining and currently, its population size is unknown. As all the individuals were reported from a single location, its Extent of Occurrence is less than 100 sq km. The threats to its persistence come from habitat degradation due to intensive farming, timber extraction, and other human encroachments like tourism and road development.


S.D. Biju, Sushil Dutta, Robert Inger. 2004. Indirana gundia. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58310A11762967. Accessed on 27 November 2020.

Amphibia > Anura > Ranixalidae > Indirana

Cite this page along with its URL as:
Bhavanarayeni, R. 2023. Indirana gundia (Dubois, 1986) – Gundia Leaping 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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