This species is restricted to Sulawesi, Indonesia where it is distributed throughout the island and on several offshore islands. It occurs mostly in lowlands from sea level to around 1,000 m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It is assumed that this species has similar ecological requirements to Chalcorana chalconota in that it is typically seen on rocks and vegetation along small lowland forest streams, but is also seen away from streams in forest, or in highland areas. Primary and degraded forests are equally favoured, but a reasonably closed canopy and gently flowing water are essential. Adults disperse widely in the forest and may even be found in wooded gardens. Breeding occurs at quiet side pools of forest streams or in temporary ponds at the edges of forests. Tadpoles live in side pools and quiet, deeper sections of streams.
It is presumably common in lowland forest streams, and is less common but still present in highland areas. The population is believed to be stable.
There are currently no significant threats to this species.
This species is presumably present in a number of protected areas.
Taxonomic research is required to confirm whether this is a species complex.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, tolerance of a degree of habitat modification and presumed large population.
This species was considered to be distinct from Chalcorana chalconota following Iskandar and Colijn (2000). This species was moved from Hylarana to the genus Chalcorana by Oliver et al. (2015).
Molecular analyses show the species to contain several undescribed species, but the systematics require some confirmation (D. Iskandar pers. comm. May 2017).
IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2018. Chalcorana mocquardii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018: e.T58668A114924155. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2018-1.RLTS.T58668A114924155.en .Downloaded on 19 February 2019