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Amphibia > Anura > Megophryidae > Leptobrachium

Leptobrachium rakhinensis Wogan, 2012 – Rakhine Litter Frog

Taxonomic Notes:

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

This species is very rare. It inhabits inland wetlands and evergreen forests of low elevation hills of Myanmar, Bangladesh (Chittagong), and India (Assam), at elevations ranging between 600m and 900m.

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 the species is declining. Its current population size is unknown. Its Extent of Occurrence is 4,538 sq km (IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group). The threat to its persistence comes from habitat degradation due shifting agriculture and logging.


IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group . 2015. Leptobrachium rakhinensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2015: e.T47151057A47151106. Accessed on 05 November 2020.

Amphibia > Anura > Megophryidae > Leptobrachium

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Bhavanarayeni, R. 2023. Leptobrachium rakhinensis Wogan, 2012 – Rakhine Litter 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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