This species is known from northwestern and north-central Borneo in Kalimantan (Indonesia), Sarawak (Malaysia) and Brunei Darussalam. It is found above 300 m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It occurs in hilly, lowland rainforests. Adults can be found on the forest floor, moving to clear, rocky streams to breed.
are fossorial and live in gravel beds of riffles and rapids in small streams (Haas et al. 2006).
It appears able to tolerate some habitat modification.
It is very common within suitable habitat.
Deforestation, and siltation of larval habitats, are the main threats to the species.
Several parks in Sarawak provide refuge, but effective preservation of lowland hill forests in Kalimantan is needed if the range of this species is to be preserved. It is currently present in at least five protected areas.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its relatively wide distribution, tolerance of a degree of habitat modification, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
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