This species is known only from the island of Borneo, where it has been recorded from close to Samling Camp at Ravenscourt, at 1,351m asl on Gunung Murud, Sarawak State, Malaysia (Das, 2005). It is expected to occur more widely.
Habitat and Ecology
The holotype was collected from vegetation at 0.8 m above a granite boulder at the edge of a stream (Das, 2005). It is presumed to be a larval-developing species.
It is currently known only from the female holotype (Das, 2005).
The species was collected at a relatively inaccessible site (Das, 2005), but it was logged a few months after the holotype was collected (I. Das pers. comm.).
There appear to be no direct conservation measures in place for this species. It is not known if the species is present in any protected areas. Surveys are needed to determine its geographic distribution, abundance, ecological requirements, threats and conservations needs.
Red List Status
Data Deficient (DD)
Listed as Data Deficient since it has only recently been described, and there is still very little known about its extent of occurrence, area of occupancy, status and ecological requirements.
Indraneil Das 2008. Polypedates chlorophthalmus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T135783A4200780. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2008.RLTS.T135783A4200780.en .Downloaded on 15 November 2018