This Bornean endemic has been found at many sites in Sabah, and in adjacent parts of Sarawak and Kalimantan, from 200-1,500m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It lives in closed-canopy forests, and breeding occurs in small, clear, rocky streams.
There are no estimates of subpopulation status, but it is not rare at sites where it has been found.
The main threat to this species is clearance of its forest habitat.
It is found in several large parks in Sabah, Sarawak and east Kalimantan.
Red List Status
Near Threatened (NT)
Listed as Near Threatened since although this species is still relatively widely distributed, it depends on streams in areas of undisturbed forest habitat, and so its Area of Occupancy is probably not much greater than 2,000 km2, and the extent and quality of its habitat is declining very rapidly due to widespread forest loss within its range, thus making the species close to qualifying for Vulnerable.
Robert Inger, Indraneil Das, Robert Stuebing, Maklarin Lakim, Paul Yambun 2004. Leptolalax dringi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57564A11658577. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T57564A11658577.en .Downloaded on 22 January 2019