This species from Borneo is known only from two sites, both in Malaysia: Meligong, on the Akah River, in northern Sarawak (Inger and Haile, 1960); and the Crocker Range (Trails 3 and 4), mostly between 750 and 820m asl, in Sabah (Matsui et al., 2007). It presumably occurs more widely on Borneo, including at sites between the two known locations.
Habitat and Ecology
It lives along the banks of clear, small, rocky streams in primary forests, and can be found perching on rocks either along banks or mid-stream, usually near rapids. Breeding takes place in streams, but the larvae have yet to be recorded.
It is locally common is suitable habitat in the Crocker Range between 750 and 820m asl.
Deforestation caused by logging, and the associated sedimentation of streams, are probably the principal threats to this species.
It occurs in the Crocker Range Park. Surveys are needed to determine its geographic distribution, abundance, ecological requirements, threats and conservations needs.
We follow Matsui et al. (2007) in removing this species from the synonymy of S. tuberilinguis.
Simon Stuart 2008. Staurois parvus. In: IUCN 2014