Range Description: Endemic to Sri Lanka. This species is known only from its type locality (Corbett's Gap 07°22'N, 080°50'E) in the Knuckles range of mountains. Extent of occurrence 1 km². Known from only one location.
Habitat and Ecology: Occurs in freshwater aquatic habitats in the wet zone area of Sri Lanka in very shallow (<15 cm deep), slow-flowing water in a stream flowing through montane cloud forest and under rocks on stream margins, as well as in wet soil adjacent to a stream or among wet leaf litter in and adjacent to water, always in shaded areas.