This species is known only from Mount Lompobatang and Mount Latimojong, in south-western Sulawesi, Indonesia, above 1,200m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It lives in undisturbed highland forest, usually close to small rivers and streams, and breeds on land. The eggs are laid on the ground, where they are guarded by the male. The larvae hatch on land and slide and tumble downhill into slow- to medium-flowing streams, where they develop further.
It is an uncommon species.
The main threat is forest clearance for smallholder farming, which has resulted in extensive forest loss on mountain slopes within its range, and the drying up of the streams on which the species depends.
It is found in the Gunung Latimojong Nature Reserve and Gunung Lompobatang Protection Forest. There is a need for improved habitat protection throughout its range.
Djoko Iskandar, Mumpuni, Rafe Brown 2004. Limnonectes arathooni. In: IUCN 2014