This species is known only from the island of Borneo, where it was collected at the granite massif of Gunung Gading, Lundu Division, Sarawak, East Malaysia (Das and Haas, 2005) below 150m asl, and from Kubah National Park in western Sarawak (I. Das pers. comm.). It is expected to occur more widely, in particular at low elevations between the currently known localities.
Habitat and Ecology
The species has been recorded up to 3m in vegetation overhanging granite boulders at the edge of a torrential forest stream of approximately 8m in width (Das and Haas 2005). It is presumed to be a larval-breeding species.
It is known only from the holotype and paratype (Das and Haas, 2005).
The species was collected in a protected area (Das, 2005), and so it is possible that there are no major threats to this species at this location. However, it might be found in future at other sites that are less secure.
It occurs in the Gunung Gading National Park (Das and Haas, 2005) and Kubah National Park (I. Das pers. comm.). Surveys are needed to determine its geographic distribution, abundance, ecological requirements, threats and conservations needs.
Indraneil Das 2008. Rhacophorus gadingensis. In: IUCN 2014