Ingerana charlesdarwini Das, 1998

Charles Darwin's frog



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Rana charlesdarwini Das, 1998


Conservation Status

Last record: 1997

Rediscovered in 2003 (15 October or before)

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered



Mt. Harriet, South Andaman Island, India


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Das, Indraneil. (1998). A remarkable new species of ranid (Anura: Ranidae), with phytotelmonous larvae, from Mount Harriet, Andaman Island. Hamadryad 23(1): 41-49.


Other references:

Chandramouli, S. R. (2017). Rediscovery and redescription of a little known, insular endemic frog, Ingerana charlesdarwini (Das, 1998) (Amphibia: Anura: Dicroglossidae) from the Andaman Islands, Bay of Bengal. Alytes 33(1-4): 47-54.

Indraneil Das, Sushil Dutta, S.P. Vijayakumar. (2004). Ingerana charlesdarwini. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. ( Downloaded on 16 February 2013.

Garg, Sonali et al. (2022). The curious case of Charles Darwin’s frog, Rana charlesdarwini Das, 1998: Phylogenetic position and generic placement, with taxonomic insights on other minervaryan frogs (Dicroglossidae: Minervarya) in the Andaman and Nicobar Archipelago. Vertebrate Zoology 72: 169-199.

Harikrishnan, S., Chandramouli, S. R. & Vasudevan, K. (2012). A survey of herpetofauna on Long Island, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India. Herpetological Bulletin, 2012 (119): 19-28.

Harikrishnan, Surendran and Vasudevan, Karthikeyan. (2018). Amphibians of the Andaman & Nicobar Islands: distribution, natural history, and notes on taxonomy. Alytes 36(1-4): 238-265. [automatic download]


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