This species is known only from Matang in western Sarawak (Malaysia), Borneo. The type locality is below 700m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It occurs in lowland rainforest and breeds along small, clear, rocky streams. Larvae cling to the rocks in rapids and probably feed on lithophytic algae.
It has been recorded as abundant at the type locality.
The only known locality of this species is within a protected area, and its habitat is not currently threatened. However, its restricted range renders it vulnerable to stochastic threatening processes.
It is known only from Matang Forest Reserve, in Sarawak. Directed surveys in adjacent areas of suitable habitat are needed to determine whether or not the species ranges more widely.
Red List Status
Listed as Vulnerable because it is known from only a single location.
Robert Inger, Djoko Iskandar, Indraneil Das, Robert Stuebing, Maklarin Lakim, Paul Yambun, Mumpuni 2004. Meristogenys jerboa. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58370A11772757. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T58370A11772757.en .Downloaded on 18 November 2018