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Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines
Malaysian region distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Sabah, Sarawak
IUCN (Red List) status: Least Concern (LC).
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Limnonectes palavanensis?
For photos of Limnonectes palavanensis adults and larvae and another species account, see www.frogsofborneo.org.
This species is found throughout western to northern Borneo, and from only two localities on Palawan Island (the type locality) in the Philippines. It probably occurs more widely than current records suggest, especially in areas between known sites. It is found from about 100-1,200m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It inhabits undisturbed and disturbed streams and rivers in lower montane and lowland forests. It wanders through the forest and is confined to the floor stratum. Males guard small clutches of eggs under dead leaves and carry the tadpoles to small rain pools where they develop.
It is patchily distributed but can be locally abundant.
The habitat of this species is generally protected on the island of Palawan and in Borneo. However, deforestation remains a threat.
The range of this species includes a few protected areas. The most important conservation measure is to ensure protection of the remaining rainforests of Palawan and Borneo.
The taxonomic status of the Palawan and Bornean populations needs to be clarified.
Arvin Diesmos, Angel Alcala, Rafe Brown, Leticia Afuang, Genevieve Gee, Robert Inger, Robert Stuebing, Indraneil Das, Paul Yambun, Maklarin Lakim 2004. Limnonectes palavanensis. In: IUCN 2012