This species is endemic to Sulawesi, Muna, Buton and Banggai islands in Indonesia. It occurs up to at least 1,000 m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
This species lives in all habitats, including primary rainforest, secondary forest, plantations, cultivated land and towns. It breeds in ponds, paddy fields, and pools within slow-moving streams, where the larvae also develop.
This species is generally abundant throughout its range, and its population is considered to be stable.
There are no major known threats. It is collected and exported for traditional medicine purposes, but this is not likely to be at levels which constitute a major threat to the species.
There are no conservation measures needed. It presumably occurs in some protected areas.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, tolerance of a broad range of habitats and presumed large population.
IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2018. Ingerophrynus celebensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018: e.T54606A114916855. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2018-1.RLTS.T54606A114916855.en .Downloaded on 19 February 2019