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Amphibia > Anura > Ranixalidae > Sallywalkerana

Sallywalkerana diplosticta (Günther, 1876) – Spotted Leaping Frog

Taxonomic Notes:

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

This endemic species is very rare. It inhabits inland wetlands and tropical evergreen forests of the southern Western Ghats of India (mainly Sriviliputhur, Indira Gandhi National Park, and Mudhanthurai Tiger reserve in Tamil Nadu, and Idukki Wildlife Sanctuary, Ponmudi hills, and Athirimala in Kerala), at the heights of 600m - 1,000m asl.

Conservation Status:

This species is listed as Endangered 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 less than 5,000 sq km with a severely fragmented distribution. The threat to its persistence comes from habitat disturbance due to agriculture, timber extraction, and commercial developments.


S.D. Biju, Sushil Dutta, Robert Inger, M.S. Ravichandran. 2004. Indirana diplosticta. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58309A11762447. Accessed on 07 November 2020.

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Bhavanarayeni, R. 2023. Sallywalkerana diplosticta (Günther, 1876) – Spotted 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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