This species is endemic to the province of North Sulawesi, in Indonesia. It is a lowland species occurring below 600m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It lives near medium- to fast-flowing streams in forest. It can survive in secondary forest provided there is suitable canopy cover. It breeds in streams.
It is an uncommon species, and only a few specimens have been collected.
The primary threat is forest clearance due to smallholder farming activities. It is also occasionally harvested for food.
It occurs in the Bogani Nani Wartabone National Park. Further research is needed to determine the population status of this species, and the degree to which it is being harvested for food.
Red List Status
Listed as Vulnerable because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 20,000 km2, its distribution is severely fragmented, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its forest habitat in North Sulawesi.
This species is part of the Limnonectes modestus complex (D. Iskandar pers. comm.).
Djoko Iskandar, Mumpuni 2004. Limnonectes heinrichi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58339A11769186. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T58339A11769186.en .Downloaded on 15 November 2018