Habitat and Ecology
It inhabits primary lowland and montane rainforest as well as edge habitats. It breeds in small, temporary water bodies that are rich in decaying organic matter. Tadpoles have been found in stagnant water. In Borneo it has been found in rural gardens.
It appears to be abundant in Borneo, uncommon on the Malay Peninsula, and not uncommon but patchily distributed in the Philippines.
The major threats to this species include deforestation, habitat conversion to agriculture, and the pollution of streams and rivers.
The range of the species includes a few protected areas. Effective protection of lowland forests is needed in some parts of its range. Further research is needed in reference to taxonomy, population size and life history.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, tolerance of a degree of habitat modification and presumed large population.
Taxonomic studies of this species are needed. If it proves to be a complex of related taxa, reassessment of some populations will be necessary.
IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2014. Chaperina fusca. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2014: e.T57746A51415203. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2014-1.RLTS.T57746A51415203.en .Downloaded on 23 January 2019