This species is found throughout most of monsoonal mainland Southeast Asia and in northeast India (in Arunchal Pradesh and Assam). In Southeast Asia it is found up to 300m asl, in the northwestern part of its range it is found up to 2,350m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It is generally associated with both open-canopy and closed deciduous forest types. It breeds explosively in rain-pools. It is able to survive in relatively degraded forest.
It is generally common in the deciduous forests of mainland Thailand, but rare in the peninsular rainforests and in India.
Commercial clear-cutting of tropical forests appears to be the only major threat as this species appears to be quite able to maintain its populations even in degraded deciduous forests.
The range of this species overlaps with many protected areas. It is known to be present in the following protected areas in India: Sessa Orchid Wild Life Sanctuary, Namdapha National Park, Pakhui Wild Life Sanctuary (Arunachal Pradesh) and Nameri National Park (Assam). It is protected by the WARPA 1992 law of Thailand.
Peter Paul van Dijk, Bryan Stuart, Sushil Dutta, Mohini Mohan Borah, Sabitry Bordoloi 2004. Ingerophrynus macrotis. In: IUCN 2014