This species is very rare. It inhabits tropical evergreen forests and inland wetlands of southern Western Ghats of India (mainly Ponmudi and Sabarigiri in Kerala, and Siruvani in Tamil Nadu), at the heights of 300m- 750m asl.
According to the IUCN Red List assessment, the population of this species is declining. Its current population size is unknown. Its Extent of Occurrence is less than 5,000 sq km. The threat to its persistence comes from habitat degradation due to deforestation, wood harvesting, and other human encroachments like pollution.
Cite this page along with its URL as: Bhavanarayeni, R. 2023. Micrixalus gadgili Pillai & Pattabiraman, 1990 – Gadgil's Dancing Frog. Gosavi, N., A. Bayani, P. Roy, and K. Kunte (eds.). Amphibians of India, v. 1.05. Indian Foundation for Butterflies. http://www.indianamphibians.org/sp/210/Micrixalus-gadgili
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