Conservation ActionsAlthough the island is not afforded official protection, it serves as a military outpost restricted to non-military personnel. This would protect the species from collecting should it become of commercial interest, but this species is still threatened by the presence of rats. Conservation efforts should be implemented to remove the rats from this island (L. Grismer and E. Quah pers. comm. 2017). There is little information on this species, and the restricted access makes it difficult to conduct further research to evaluate the status of this species (E. Quah pers. comm. 2017).
Location InformationThis species is only known from the small, isolated island of Jarak in Perak, Malaysia, at 20 m asl. (Grismer et al. 2008, Grismer 2011). The island has a maximum elevation of 50 m asl. (Grismer 2011). The island has an area of 0.5 km2; as an isolated deep water island 45 km from mainland Peninsular Malaysia the gecko is undoubtedly endemic to this area.