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Philautus kerangae
family: Rhacophoridae
subfamily: Rhacophorinae

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  hear call (41.0K WAV file)

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Frogs of Borneo account.

Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Endangered (EN)
CITES
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Malaysia

 

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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:

 

Range Description

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.

Population

The current population status of this species is unknown.

Population Trend

decreasing

Major Threats

Loss of habitat due to the deforestation and fragmentation of peat swamps is the major threat to this species.

Conservation Actions

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

Endangered (EN)

Rationale

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.

Citation

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 .Downloaded on 12 December 2018

 

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