This species is known from lowland coastal areas of northern and western Sumatra (in Bengkulu, West Sumatra, North Sumatra and Aceh Provinces, all along coastal area to about 200 km inland), the Mentawai Islands (Enggano, Siberut, Sipora, Batu Islands (Pini, Tanah Masa and probably in Tanah Bala), Nias and Simeulue), and Natuna in Indonesia; and from Great Nicobar Island (India); Singapore; and Peninsular Malaysia. It probably also occurs on Banyak and Pagai islands in Indonesia.
Habitat and Ecology
This species occurs in low areas along rivers in tropical forest and forest edges in leaf-litter. It has also been found in disturbed forest (Kurniati 2008, 2009). It breeds in rivers.
It is common in Indonesia and abundant in the Nicobar Islands, but the population is suspected to be decreasing due to ongoing decline in the quality and extent of its habitat, and ongoing harvesting for human consumption.
It is probably threatened to some extent by habitat loss and pollution from agriculture.
It occurs in several protected areas in Indonesia and Singapore and in Great Nicobar Biosphere Reserve in India, where it is protected by national legislation in India.
Further research on this species' distribution, population size and trends is recommended.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, and tolerance of a degree of habitat disturbance.
This species is part of the Limnonectes blythii complex.
IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2018. Limnonectes shompenorum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018: e.T58366A114921999. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2018-1.RLTS.T58366A114921999.en .Downloaded on 23 January 2019