This species is known only from western Sabah (Malaysia) and north-eastern Kalimantan (Indonesia), Borneo, below 1,300m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It has been found only in hilly rainforests. Breeding occurs in clear, rocky streams, and larvae cling to the rocks in strong currents and feed on lithophytic algae.
The population status of this species is unknown.
The principal threat to this species is habitat loss due to clear-cutting.
It has been recorded from the protected areas of Gunung Kinabalu, the Crocker Range and Kayanmantaran National Park.
Robert Inger, Djoko Iskandar, Indraneil Das, Robert Stuebing, Maklarin Lakim, Paul Yambun, Mumpuni 2004. Meristogenys whiteheadi. In: IUCN 2014