This species is found in Myanmar (southern Tenasserim and the Nakhon Sri Thammarat mountains; Smith 1930) and Thailand (the Trang mountains); although its distinctive calls have also been heard in Malaysia (in the forest of the Thai-Malay border region hills). It probably occurs more widely than current records suggest, especially in areas between known sites. It has been recorded at altitudes of about 300-600 m asl (Smith, 1930).
Habitat and Ecology
It inhabits the forest floor near, yet above streams in closed-canopy rainforest. Distinctive calls are also heard in old rubber plantations. It is suspected to breed by direct development (Dubois 1987) analogous to Limnonectes hascheanus.
Where this species occurs it tends to be rather common, but individuals are very difficult to find.
A primary conservation concern would be the loss of closed-canopy rainforest habitat caused by deforestation.
Safeguarding the existing protected areas of Peninsular Thailand, and ideally adding Ulu Muda to the protected areas of Peninsular Malaysia, should safeguard the species' survival. Status surveys and conservation biology studies would be welcome.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution and presumed large population.
IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2014. Ingerana tenasserimensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2014: e.T58322A62430795. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2014-3.RLTS.T58322A62430795.en .Downloaded on 20 November 2018