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 known from several localities on the islands of Mindanao, Basilan, and the Sulus, in the southern Philippines. It probably occurs more widely than current records suggest, especially in areas between known sites.
Habitat and Ecology
It inhabits and breeds in streams and quiet pools of water in undisturbed and disturbed lowland forests. Very little information is known about its ecology or habitat requirements.
It is a common species.
Important threats to this species are the loss of lowland rainforests and the pollution of mountain streams and rivers, especially due to agricultural effluents.
Its range does include a few protected areas, such as Mount Malindang, but the designation of remaining rainforests on the island of Mindanao as protected areas is a necessary conservation measure for 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. Occidozyga diminutiva. In: IUCN 2012