This species is found only on Palawan Island, in the Philippines. The type locality was at an elevation of 1,500m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It inhabits arboreal microhabitats in riverine habitat in montane and lowland forests. Its breeding biology is unrecorded, but it presumably takes place in water by larval development.
It is apparently rare, and there have been no field observations of this species for more than 40 years, though this may be an artefact of limited survey work.
The loss of lowland rainforest, mainly due to agricultural activities and selective logging, is a major threat to this species.
Although the forests on Palawan are, in general, reasonably well protected in much of the island, more effective protection of the remaining rainforest on the island, especially riverine habitats and gallery forests, is necessary. Further survey work is also needed to establish the current population status of this species.
Arvin Diesmos, Angel Alcala, Rafe Brown, Leticia Afuang, Genevieve Gee, Katie Hampson, Mae Leonida Diesmos, Aldrin Mallari, Perry Ong, Dondi Ubaldo, Baldwin Gutierrez 2004. Pelophryne albotaeniata. In: IUCN 2014