This species occurs in extreme southern Thailand (Hala-Bala Wildlife Sanctuary) and Peninsular Malaysia. It has been recorded from 500-1,600m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It lives in submontane and montane forest and forest edge. It has not been found outside forest. It is presumed to be a species that breeds by direct development, like most other species of the genus.
It is generally an uncommon, but not a rare species. Due to ongoing habitat loss, its population is suspected to be decreasing.
It is presumably being impacted by ongoing forest loss in Peninsular Malaysia as a result of tourism, industry and forestry.
It is known from the Hala-Bala Wildlife Sanctuary in Thailand. In Malaysia, it is also known to occur in a number of semi-protected areas such as Fraser's Hill, Larut Hill and Genting Highlands, but it has not been confirmed from Taman Negara National Park.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
This species is listed as Least Concern in view of its relatively wide distribution and its presumed large population.
IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2015. Philautus vermiculatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2015: e.T58932A64132644. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2015-2.RLTS.T58932A64132644.en