This species occurs from far southern Thailand (Yala and Narathiwat provinces; Taylor 1962), through most of Peninsular Malaysia and Penang Island (Berry 1975) to Singapore (Lim and Lim 1992, Ming 2000); and there is also a record from Peninsular Thailand (the Khao Pra Bangkram Wildlife Sanctuary further to the north). It occurs from lowlands up to about 1,200 m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
This is not a rare frog in appropriate habitat, but it is never abundant. It is considered uncommon in Singapore and Thailand.
Some habitat loss is taking place, which is detrimental to local populations, but overall the species seems secure.
The species is confirmed from enough protected areas and watershed protection areas to expect that viable populations will persist for the foreseeable future.
IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2014. Limnonectes plicatellus. In: IUCN 2014