This species is endemic to Borneo. It is found in most hilly, lowland areas and is present at elevations up to 700m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It lives along the banks of small to large, rocky streams in hilly rainforest. It also survives in secondary habitats. Larvae develop in quiet side pools of such streams. Adults do not wander from the vicinity of stream banks.
Estimates of subpopulation size at one locality were 80-180 individuals per 600m of stream.
Deforestation by severe clear-cutting, with consequent constriction and fragmentation of the range, is the greatest threat. Localized over-hunting is a potential threat because of the long life cycle and small clutch size of this species.
It has been recorded from many protected areas.
This species was previously included in Limnonectes blythii.
Robert Inger, Djoko Iskandar, Indraneil Das, Robert Stuebing, Maklarin Lakim, Paul Yambun, Mumpuni 2004. Limnonectes leporinus. In: IUCN 2014