This species is known from Johor and Selangor States, in Peninsular Malaysia, from the island of Singapore, and from a number of localities on Borneo in Sabah and Sarawak (Malaysia) and Kalimantan (Indonesia). It is also present on Natuna Besar Island, Pini and Tanah Masa islands in the Mentawai Islands, and on the islands of Sumatra, Bangka and Java, all in Indonesia. It probably occurs more widely than current records suggest, especially in areas between known sites. It has been recorded up to 600 m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It is known from a variety of lowland floodplain situations, including peat swamp forest and swampy flatland primary forest at low elevations, usually in swampy areas. It breeds in water, but its breeding habits are very poorly known.
It is commonly heard but seldom seen. It is considered uncommon in Singapore (Lim and Lim, 1992).
Further loss of swampy habitat is the main threat to this species.
It is confirmed from a number of protected areas (Templer's Park-Berry, 1975) and can be expected in other protected areas that contain swampy habitat.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
Hylarana laterimaculata was recently removed from the synonymy of this species by Leong Tzi Ming et al. (2003). The species was transferred to Pulchrana by Oliver et al. (2015).
Stuebing, R., Ming, L., van Dijk, P.P., Iskandar, D. & Inger, R.F. 2017. Pulchrana baramica. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T58558A113806128. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2017-1.RLTS.T58558A113806128.en