This species has been recorded from Gunung Dempo, Sumatera Selatan, from Bukit Kaba, Bengkulu, from the Bukit Barisan range near Kepahiang, Bengkulu, and from about 24km (by road) west of Sungaipenuh, Jambi, all in Sumatra, Indonesia. It has been collected at altitudes between 600 and 1,630m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
This species occurs in forest of the Bukit Barisan range. Males call from low vegetation near to streams, and it is presumed that this species has a foam nest and that the larvae develop in freshwater.
It is known only from the type series, so there is no information regarding its population status.
The specific threats to this species are not known, although it is likely to be impacted by forest loss caused by smallholder farming, small-scale subsistence collection of wood, and increasing human settlement.
It is not known if the species occurs in protected areas.
Red List Status
Data Deficient (DD)
Listed as Data Deficient since it has only recently been described, and there is still very little information on its extent of occurrence, status, threats and ecological requirements.
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