Himalaya Paa Frog


Nanorana vicina

Common Names:

Himalaya paa frog, Stoliczka's frog, Murree frog

Himalaya Paa Frog


Kingdom   :   Animalia
  :   Chordata
Class :
Order :   Anura
Family :   Dicroglossidae
Genus :   Nanorana
Species :  vicina

Conservation Status:

IUCN:   Least Concern
IWPA :  Not listed
CITES :   Not listed
U.S ESA :   Not listed


This species is restricted to northwestern India and northern Pakistan. It is a high-altitude species found at elevations of 2,000-3,000m asl.

Distribution Map of Himalaya Paa Frog

Distribution Map of Himalaya Paa Frog (Source: iucnredlist.org)

Characteristics, Habitat and Behaviour:

It is associated with high-altitude streams, springs, fountains and other running water within open forest and grassland habitats. There is little information available on larval habitat or ecology (Ohler and Dutta, 2004).

Major Threats:

  • No known threats.


Ohler, A. & Dutta, S. (2004). Nanorana vicina. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58443A11781868.http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T58443A11781868.en.