This Australian endemic is known from the southwest region of Western Australia, from Dunsborough south and east to Albany, Two Peoples Bay. The extent of occurrence of the species is approximately 50,000km2. The estimated altitudinal range of the species is from 0-800m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
The species is found amongst leaf-litter, under stones and logs in karri forests. Breeding occurs in late summer. It is reported to lay 25-30 eggs under cover, such as beneath a log. The eggs are laid on land, where they develop directly without a larval stage.
It is a common species.
There are no known threats to this species.
Its range includes multiple protected areas in Western Australia.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, and because its population is not believed to be in decline at present.
Jean-Marc Hero, Dale Roberts 2004. Metacrinia nichollsi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T41169A10408369. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T41169A10408369.en .Downloaded on 18 February 2019