This species is known only from the island of Borneo, where it has been recorded from close to Samling Camp at Ravenscourt, at 1,351m asl on Gunung Murud, Sarawak State, Malaysia (Das, 2005). It is expected to occur more widely.
Habitat and Ecology
The holotype was collected from vegetation at 0.8 m above a granite boulder at the edge of a stream (Das, 2005). It is presumed to be a larval-developing species.
It is currently known only from the female holotype (Das, 2005).
The species was collected at a relatively inaccessible site (Das, 2005), but it was logged a few months after the holotype was collected (I. Das pers. comm.).
There appear to be no direct conservation measures in place for this species. It is not known if the species is present in any protected areas. Surveys are needed to determine its geographic distribution, abundance, ecological requirements, threats and conservations needs.
Indraneil Das 2008. Polypedates chlorophthalmus. In: IUCN 2014