This species is known only from Gunung Mulu National Park in Sarawak, Borneo. It has not been recorded in the heavily surveyed Gunung Kinabalu National Park, and probably does not occur in Sabah. It is restricted to altitudes above 1,500 m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
This species is known from montane forest and is presumed to breed in small, temporary forest pools by larval development.
The population status of this species is unknown. Surveys in recent years have recorded this species primarily by their call but, due to their small size, only one individual has been observed (Y.M. Pui pers. comm. March 2018).
This species is only known from Gunung Mulu National Park, which is well protected and not threatened at present (Y.M. Pui and I. Das pers. comm. March 2018).
This species occurs in Gunung Mulu National Park, which is well protected.
Continued management of Gunung Mulu National Park is necessary for the conservation of this species.
Taxonomic work is required to be done on the whole genus to provide improved information for the reliable identification of these species (I. Das pers. comm. March 2018).
Red List Status
Near Threatened (NT)
Listed as Least Concern because, although the distribution is limited, it occurs in a well-managed protected area for which there are no current threats.
IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2018. Kalophrynus nubicola. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018: e.T57841A123692903. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2018-2.RLTS.T57841A123692903.en .Downloaded on 22 January 2019