This species is known only from Mount Lompobatang in south-west Sulawesi, Indonesia. It lives above 1,000m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It lives in and around streams in montane forest, and it is not known whether or not it can live in disturbed forest. Breeding takes place in streams.
It is a common species within its restricted range.
It is threatened by forest loss caused by the expansion of smallholder farming.
It occurs in Gunung Lompobatang Natural Reserve.
Red List Status
Listed as Endangered, in view of its extent of occurrence of less than 5,000 km2 and area of occupancy of less than 500 km2, with all individuals in fewer than five locations, and a continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat in southwestern Sulawesi.
This species is part of the Limnonectes modestus complex (D. Iskandar pers. comm.).
Djoko Iskandar, Mumpuni 2004. Limnonectes microtympanum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58359A11760081. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T58359A11760081.en .Downloaded on 15 November 2018