This taxon is known only from a single female specimen collected from the Akar (= Akah) River, Sarawak, Malaysia. As the specific collection locality on the Akah River could not be located, a distribution map cannot be completed for this species.
Habitat and Ecology
There are no details regarding its habitat and ecology, but it is presumably a lowland forest species that breeds in rain pools.
It is known only from the holotype, so there is no information on its population status.
The threats to this species are not known, but might include deforestation of lowland forest.
It is not known if it occurs in any protected areas.
Red List Status
Data Deficient (DD)
Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing doubts as to its taxonomic validity as well as absence of recent information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.
This species is known only from a single specimen that is very similar to Pelophryne guentheri. The taxonomic status of P. macrotis requires additional specimens in order to confirm its validity (Inger 1966).
Robert Inger 2004. Pelophryne macrotis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T54869A11217740. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T54869A11217740.en