This newly described species was found on the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia. It is known only from the type locality, Sabak Bernam, and from the North Selangor Peat Swamp, though it possibly occurs more widely.
Habitat and Ecology
It is a peat swamp specialist. It is thought be be an explosive breeder, and presumably breeds by larval development.
It is locally abundant, but it is possibly hard to find when not breeding (which may be one explanation for its recent discovery).
The major threat is drainage and reclamation of peat swamps for agricultural purposes, and part of its type locality has already been destroyed.
This species has not been recorded from any protected areas, making habitat protection an urgent priority.
Red List Status
Listed as Endangered because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 5,000 km2, it is known from fewer than five locations, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat on the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia.
Indraneil Das, Jeet Sukumaran, Norsham Yaakob 2004. Ingerophrynus kumquat. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T54685A11174348. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T54685A11174348.en