Ghatophryne ornata

Terrestrial and aquatic frogs and toads of India

India has many unique habitats which are home to more than 300 species of frogs and toads. Most of them are endemic to the country. Here’s a compilation of nearly 50 species of terrestrial and aquatic frogs and toads that I have photographed over the years.

Rhacophorus calcadensis

Arboreal frogs and toads of India

The bush and tree dwelling frogs are my favourite! Presenting a compilation of almost 40 species found in India. These colourful and curious creatures are threatened by widespread destruction and fragmentation of habitats that are crucial for their survival.

IUCN Status

Does it matter if a species is ‘critically endangered’ or ‘vulnerable’? Who examines its conservation status and how? If its conservation status changes over time, what does that indicate? Why are some species rare but have a relatively ‘stable’ status while others are data deficient?

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