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Amphibia > Anura > Rhacophoridae > Theloderma

Theloderma moloch (Annandale, 1912) – Eerie Tree Frog

Taxonomic Notes:

This is also known as the Assam Indonesian Tree Frog.

Early Stages:
Indian and global distribution:
records (based on images):
Sexual, seasonal & individual variation:
Status, Habitat and Habits:
This arboreal species is rare. It inhabits inland wetlands and tropical forests in some regions of Bhutan and India (mainly Assam and Arunachal Pradesh), at heights ranging from 300m to 1,500m 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 was less than 20,000 sq km, by knowing its existence in less than ten locations. The threat to its persistence comes from habitat disturbance due to logging.


Sushil Dutta, Sabitry Bordoloi, Mohini Mohan Borah. 2004. Theloderma moloch. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58805A11841755. Accessed on 08 November 2020.

Amphibia > Anura > Rhacophoridae > Theloderma

Cite this page along with its URL as:
Bhavanarayeni, R. 2023. Theloderma moloch (Annandale, 1912) – Eerie Tree 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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