This species has been recorded from Tenasserim in Myanmar, and adjoining Prachuab and Chumphon Provinces of Thailand (Taylor 1962), in addition to a referred specimen recorded from Phuket (Frith 1977), localized occurrences in Peninsular Malaysia (Berry 1975), and the Andaman and Nicobar Islands (Taylor 1962). The distribution in Peninsular Malaysia is questionable. Available records range from foothills up to 1,100m asl in Peninsular Malaysia (Berry 1975).
Habitat and Ecology
This is a terrestrial species found in primary tropical forest. Breeding and larval development take place in forest streams.
No reliable data on its population status are available for this species, due to possible confusion with the sympatric Limnonectes macrognathus and L. plicatella.
Over most of its range there are no specific threats to it. In the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, agricultural expansion, selective logging and road construction are believed to constitute threats.
It is likely to inhabit several of the protected areas in peninsular Thailand, while referred specimens have been recorded from a number of Malaysian protected areas (Berry 1975). On Indian territory, where this species is protected by national legislation, it has been recorded from Mount Harriet Island National Park and Great Nicobar Biosphere Reserve, in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Taxonomic clarification of the L. macrognathus species group is needed.
This species is a morphologically very indistinct member of the Limnonectes macrognathus Group, characterized mainly by the absence of derived characters, and thus it is easily confused with juveniles or females of other L. macrognathus-type taxa.
Peter Paul van Dijk, Guinevere Wogan, Indraneil Das, S.P. Vijayakumar 2004. Limnonectes doriae. In: IUCN 2014