This species is present in Nepal where it occurs throughout much of the country, and has recently been recorded from Nagaland (where it is widely distributed) and West Siang District, Arunachal Pradesh, India, as well as from southern and southeastern Bangladesh. It probably occurs more widely than current records suggest, especially in areas between known sites. It is generally found at elevations below 500 m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It occurs in grassland, forest and agricultural land (especially paddy fields) and close to human settlements. Breeding takes place in temporary and permanent pools, marshes and paddy fields. There is no information on egg deposition or larval ecology.
It is considered to be common.
The main threats are the loss of breeding habitat (including pollution and/or poisoning by agrochemicals), and over harvesting (mostly for subsistence use, and medicinal use).
The species is present in Royal Chitwan National Park in Nepal and Dihang-Dibang Biosphere Reserve in India, and might be found in other protected areas in Nepal and Nagaland. Recent field studies have been undertaken by Shresthra (2000). It is protected by national legislation in India.
Sabitry Bordoloi & Tej Kumar Shrestha 2009. Zakerana nepalensis. In: IUCN 2013