Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Philippines
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IUCN (Red List) status: Vulnerable (VU).
For Red List information on this species, see the IUCN species account.
From the IUCN Red List Species Account:
This species is found in several localities on Mindanao Island, in the Philippines. It probably occurs more widely than current records suggest, especially in areas between known sites.
Habitat and Ecology
It inhabits undisturbed and disturbed streams and rivers in lower montane and lowland forests; it is apparently absent from non-forested areas. Breeding takes place by larval development.
It is locally common where present.
Threats include habitat loss due to agriculture, and the pollution of streams and rivers from agricultural toxins and mine-tailings.
Its range includes a few protected areas, including Mount Malindang National Park and Mount Apo Natural Park. Conservation measures must include the regulation and proper disposal of pesticides and herbicides, and the protection of the remaining rainforest habitats, especially riverine habitats and gallery forests.
Arvin Diesmos, Angel Alcala, Rafe Brown, Leticia Afuang, Genevieve Gee, Katie Hampson, Mae Leonida Diesmos, Aldrin Mallari, Perry Ong, Dondi Ubaldo, Baldwin Gutierrez 2004. Limnonectes parvus. In: IUCN 2012