Charles Darwin’s frog is only known from Mount Harriet and Saddle Peak in the Andaman Islands of India.
The area in which they inhabit is less than 10km², and their distribution is severely fragmented, therefore they are listed as Critically Endangered. The forest habitat in which they currently live in is being lost due to clear-cutting, which is having a negative impact on the species. Both populations are found in protected national parks and the species itself is protected by national legislation in India.
- Order: Anura
- Family: Dicroglossidae
- Population: Common
- Trend: decreasing
This species is endemic to small parts of South Andaman and North Andaman in the Andaman Islands of India, below 500 metres above sea level, where is only known from Mount Harriet and Saddle Peak.
Habitat and Ecology
Charles Darwin’s frog is believed to be an arboreal (tree living) species of tropical moist forest. Breeding takes place in tree holes and there is larval development meaning tadpoles will emerge from the eggs.