Robin Abraham

Graduate Student
Dyche Hall

Robin is a doctoral candidate with interests ranging from animal behaviour and life history traits to broad scale biogeography. His research efforts in freshwater ecosystems has taken him from attempts to understand fishes through to amphibian tadpoles, with current devotion mostly to amphibians, which prove to be compelling model-tools to explore his interests.



Chan, K. O., Abraham, R. K., & Badli-Sham, B. H. (2020) A revision of the Asian tree toad complex Rentapia hosii (Anura: Bufonidae) with the description of a new species from Peninsular Malaysia. Raffles Bulletin of Zoology, 68, 595-607 (pdf).

Abraham, R. K., Mathew, J. K., Raju, D. V., Rao, R., & Zachariah, A. (2018) Reproduction and metamorphosis in the Myristica Swamp tree frog, Mercurana myristicapalustris (Anura: Rhacophoridae). PeerJ, 6, e5934. (pdf)

Chan, K. O., Abraham, R. K., Grismer, J. L. & Grismer, L. L. (2018) Elevational size variation and two new species of torrent frogs from Peninsular Malaysia (Anura: Ranidae: Amolops Cope). Zootaxa, 4434(2), 250–264. (pdf)

Zachariah, A., Cyriac, V. P., Chandramohan, B., Ansil, B. R., Mathew, J. K., Raju, D. V. & Abraham, R. K. (2016) Two new species of Raorchestes (Anura: Rhacophoridae) from the Silent Valley National Park in the Nilgiri Hills of the Western Ghats, India. Salamandra, 52(2), 63–76. (pdf)

Chan, K. O., Grismer, L. L., Zachariah, A., Brown, R. M., & Abraham, R. K. (2016) Polyphyly of Asian tree toads, genus Pedostibes Günther, 1876 (Anura: Bufonidae), and the description of a new genus from Southeast Asia. PLoS ONE, 11(1): e0145903. (pdf)

Abraham, R. K., Mathew, J. K., Cyriac, V. P., Zachariah, A., Raju, D. V., & Zachariah, A. (2015) A novel third species of the Western Ghats endemic genus Ghatixalus (Anura - Rhacophoridae), with description of its tadpole. Zootaxa, 4048(1), 101-113. (pdf)

Abraham, R. K., Zachariah, A., & Cyriac, V. P. (2015) A reappraisal of the rhacophorid bush frog Raorchestes flaviventris (Boulenger, 1882), with an evaluation of the taxonomic status of R. emeraldi Vijayakumar, Dinesh, Prabhu and Shankar, 2014. Zootaxa, 4048(1), 090-100. (pdf)

Abraham, R. K., Pyron, R. A., Ansil, B. R., Zachariah, A., & Zachariah, A. (2013) Two novel genera and one new species of treefrog (Anura: Rhacophoridae) highlight cryptic diversity in the Western Ghats of India. Zootaxa, 3640(2), 177-189. (pdf)

Zachariah, A., Abraham, R. K., Das, S, Jayan, K. C., & Altig, R. (2012) A detailed account of the reproductive strategy and developmental stages of Nasikabatrachus sahyadrensis (Anura: Nasikabatrachidae), the only extant member of an archaic frog lineage. Zootaxa, 3510, 53-64. (pdf)

Abraham, R. K., & Kelkar, N. (2012) Do terrestrial protected areas conserve freshwater fish diversity? Results from the Western Ghats of India. Oryx, 46(04), 544-553. (pdf)

Abraham, R. K., Kelkar, N., & Kumar, A. B. (2011) Freshwater fish fauna of the Ashambu Hills landscape, southern Western Ghats, India, with notes on some range extensions. Journal of Threatened Taxa, 3(3), 1585-1593. (pdf)


Abraham R. K. (2011) More frog bounties from India’s peninsular mountains. FrogLog, 98: 19–21. (pdf)