This species is known from two widely separated areas in Sarawak, Borneo (Malaysia), where it has been collected at 200m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
The only known specimens were found in heath forest. It is closely associated with Nepenthes plants. and eggs are deposited in their pitchers. Breeding is by direct development.
The current population status of this species is unknown.
Loss of habitat due to the deforestation and fragmentation of peat swamps is the major threat to this species.
It has been recorded from Gunung Mulu National Park, but there is a need for more effective protection of peat swamp forest habitats in Sarawak.
Red List Status
Listed as Endangered, because its Area of Occupancy is probably less than 500 km2, its distribution is severely fragmented, and there is a continuing decline in the extent and quality of its forest habitat.
Robert Inger, Djoko Iskandar, Indraneil Das, Robert Stuebing, Maklarin Lakim, Paul Yambun, Mumpuni 2004. Philautus kerangae. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58861A11850781. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T58861A11850781.en