Pelophryne lighti
Light's Toadlet
family: Bufonidae
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Vulnerable (VU)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Philippines


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is patchily distributed in Bohol, Samar, Leyte and Mindanao in the Philippines. It probably occurs a little more widely than current records suggest.

Habitat and Ecology

It inhabits arboreal microhabitats in riverine areas in montane and lowland forests, and is able to survive in slightly disturbed habitats. It presumably breeds in water by larval development.


It is locally common.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The major threats to this species include the loss of lowland rainforest (as a result of agriculture and logging), and the pollution of mountain streams and rivers due to agricultural effluents and mine tailings.

Conservation Actions

This species is present in several protected areas. Conservation measures must include the regulation and proper disposal of pesticides, herbicides, and mine tailings and the protection of the remaining rainforest, 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. Pelophryne lighti. In: IUCN 2014


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