This species occurs in Peninsular Malaysia and in the southern part of Peninsular Thailand (McLeod and Ahmad 2007). There are records from the following localities in Malaysia: Taman Negara Resort, Kuala Tahan Taman Negara, Pahang State, at 82 m asl; Lakum Forest Reserve, Pahang State, at 72 m asl; Bukit Rengit and Kuala Gandah, Pahang State; Pulau Perhentian, Pahang State; Ulu Muda Forest Reserve, Kedah State, at 385 m asl; Sungai Lasor base camp, Ulu Muda Forest Reserve, Kedah State, at 193m asl; Ampang Forest Reserve and Raja Muda Forest Reserve, Selangor State; and Kenaboi Forest Reserve, Negeri Sembilan State (McLeod and Ahmad 2007, N. Ahmad, pers. comm.). In Thailand it has been recorded from Khao Lu-ang National Park, in Nakhon Si Thamarat Province, at 400 m asl (McLeod and Ahmad, 2007). Additional fieldwork is necessary to confirm the full distribution of this species (McLeod and Ahmad 2007). However, on the basis of the known localities, it seems likely that Theloderma licin might occur throughout the Malay Peninsula and perhaps as far north as the Isthmus of Kra in Thailand (McLeod and Ahmad 2007).
Habitat and Ecology
This species has been found in a number of habitats, including secondary tropical evergreen forest, by a steep cliff near a logging road, in the gardens of the resort area in Taman Negara, in a sewage tank, and at a temporary pool in forest (McLeod and Ahmad, 2007). Several records have been of frogs sitting on leaves up to 40cm above ground (McLeod and Ahmad, 2007). It is clearly able to adapt well to antropogenic habitats, and one specimen was found inside a bathroom at the Sungai Lasor base camp (McLeod and Ahmad, 2007). Its breeding is unknown, but probably takes place in tree holes by larval development, like other members of its genus.
It is common in the gardens of the resort area in Taman Negara (McLeod and Ahmad, 2007).
There is no information on threats to this species, but given that it can adapt to anthropogenic habitats, it is probably not significantly threatened.
It occurs in the Taman Negara National Park, Lakum Forest Reserve, Ulu Muda Forest Reserve, Ampang Forest Reserve, Raja Muda Forest Reserve, Kenaboi Forest Reserve and Khao Lu-ang National Park (McLeod and Ahmad, 2007; N. Ahmad, pers. comm.). Surveys are needed to determine is distribution and adundance.
David McLeod, Norhayati Ahmad 2008. Theloderma licin. In: IUCN 2014