This species is known from the mountains near Bandung, above 1,000 m asl, from Cikaniki in Mount Halimun and from Chevron Geothermal Concession (950 m asl) in Mount Salak, in
Mount Halimun Salak National Park, West Java, Indonesia. The type locality is Pangalengan, at 1,000 m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
This species can be found in ponds in montane forest. It breeds all year long in Chevron; however, it seems that the highest number of breeding events occur during high rainfall (M. Kusrini pers. comm. August 2009). Contrary to the characteristic reproduction mode of this genus, this species has a free-living tadpole stage, and females attend to their eggs until they hatch (M. Kusrini pers. comm. August 2009). Mean clutch size is 52 eggs (n = 12; range: 37–66 eggs, SD= 8.25; M. Kusrini pers. comm. August 2009).
This species is relatively common in ponds in the Chevron Geothermal Concession area and in Cikaniki, with up to 11 individuals reported for one pond in the Chevron Geothermal Concession (M. Kusrini pers. comm. August 2009).
The major threat to this species is habitat loss due to small-scale farming.
It is found in some very small protected areas around Bandung; in addition, the forest surrounding the Chevron Geothermal Concession has a protected status, and Cikaniki also occurs within a National Park (M. Kusrini pers. comm. August 2009).
Red List Status
Data Deficient (DD)
Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing uncertainties as to its extent of occurrence and threats.
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