This species is known with certainty only from Surat Thani and Nakhon Si Thammarat Provinces, Peninsular Thailand (Pauwels and Chérot, 2006). The distribution map should be considered highly provisional.
Habitat and Ecology
Nothing is known of its ecological requirements. It presumably breeds in small pools by larval development.
This is an extremely poorly known species, and there is no information on its abundance.
There is no information on threats to this species.
It is not known from any protected areas. Research is needed to clarify its taxonomic status, and, if it is a valid species, surveys are needed to determine its geographic distribution, abundance, ecological requirements, threats and conservation needs.
Red List Status
Data Deficient (DD)
Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing uncertainties as to its taxonomic status, extent of occurrence and ecological requirements.
We follow Pauwels and Chérot (2006) in considering Kaloula aureata to be a separate species K. macrocephala, contrary to Ohler (2003).
Olivier Pauwels, Annemarie Ohler 2008. Kaloula aureata. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T136107A4237931. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2008.RLTS.T136107A4237931.en .Downloaded on 19 January 2019