This species is widely distributed in Borneo and Sumatra. It probably occurs more widely than current records suggest, especially in areas between known sites. It occurs up to elevations of 1,600m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It occurs along rocky creeks and riverbanks and also wanders widely through primary and secondary forests. Occasionally it is found near isolated houses in hilly terrain near forest and in some types of tree plantations. It breeds in rocky-bottomed, strong flowing streams where the larvae also develop.
It is relatively abundant in Borneo, but is comparatively rare in Sumatra.
There are no threats to this relatively adaptable species.
It is present in many protected areas in Borneo and Sumatra.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, tolerance of a degree of habitat modification, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
Robert Inger, Robert Stuebing, Djoko Iskandar, Mumpuni 2004. Phrynoidis juxtaspera. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T54676A11184964. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T54676A11184964.en