This species is known from central and northern Sulawesi, Indonesia. It is a lowland species, found from 900-1,000m asl, but probably occurs more widely than current records suggest.
Habitat and Ecology
It lives along streams, in which it presumably breeds, in primary and secondary forests with a canopy.
It is an uncommon species and only a few specimens have been collected in recent years.
The main threat to this species is the loss of its forest habitat due to smallholder farming. Water pollution due to agriculture is also a threat.
Much of its habitat is protected, and it occurs in Lore Lindu and Bogani-Nani-Wartabone National Parks.
Djoko Iskandar, Mumpuni 2004. Hylarana macrops. In: IUCN 2014