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Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Philippines
IUCN (Red List) status: Least Concern (LC).
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Limnonectes leytensis?
This species is widespread in the central and southern islands of Mindanao, Basilan, Camiguin, Bohol, Leyte, Samar, Negros, Panay and Sibuyan in the Philippines. It probably occurs more widely than current records suggest, especially in areas between known sites.
Habitat and Ecology
It inhabits streams and rivers in low elevation forests, forest edges, and in some populations, swamps and other wetlands. Eggs are deposited on vegetation overhanging bodies of water.
It is common in appropriate habitats.
It appears to thrive even in degraded and man-made environments; hence forest loss might not be a significant threat.
Its range includes several protected areas. Based on present information, conservation measures are still not needed for this species in the immediate future.
This species is a complex of several species that have not yet been described.
Arvin Diesmos, Angel Alcala, Rafe Brown, Leticia Afuang, Cynthia Dolino, Genevieve Gee, Katie Hampson, Mae Leonida Diesmos, Aldrin Mallari, Perry Ong, Liza Paguntalan, Marisol Pedregosa, Dondi Ubaldo, Baldwin Gutierrez 2004. Limnonectes leytensis. In: IUCN 2012