This species is known only from Laut Tadder, in Aceh Province, Sumatra, Indonesia. It is presumably a lowland species.
Habitat and Ecology
The type specimen was collected along the edge of a lake, and this species presumably breeds in water.
It is known only known from the holotype, which was collected sometime before 1923. The lack of subsequent records is probably due to limited herpetological survey work within its range.
Threats to this species are unknown.
It is not known from any protected areas, though the type locality is close to Gunung Leuser National Park.
Djoko Iskandar, Mumpuni 2004. Hylarana persimilis. In: IUCN 2014