This species occurs on the Lesser Antillean islands of St. Vincent and Bequia, Grenada, and is widespread on the continental islands of Trinidad and Tobago. It has been recorded from sea level up to near 730m asl. This is a terrestrial and nocturnal forest and forest edge species found in road side ditches, flooded grassy habitats, and secondary forests near streams. It is one of the most commonly heard, but less often seen frogs on the islands. Parent Leptodactylus validus stand watch over their offspring.