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Amphibia > Anura > Rhacophoridae > Philautus

Philautus garo (Boulenger, 1919) – Garo Hills Bush Frog

Taxonomic Notes:

This is also known as the Garo Hills Bubble-nest Frog.

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

This lowland species is rare. It inhabits the bushy areas near the perennial streams in the moist tropical forests of Garo Hills in Assam, Meghalaya, and Nagaland in India at 90m - 500m asl.

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 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 fragmentation due to logging.


Annemarie Ohler, Saibal Sengupta, Debjani Roy. 2004. Philautus garo. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58846A11849059.
Accessed on 25 November 2020.

Amphibia > Anura > Rhacophoridae > Philautus

Cite this page along with its URL as:
Bhavanarayeni, R. 2023. Philautus garo (Boulenger, 1919) – Garo Hills Bush 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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