This species is widespread in the Philippines. It is found on the central islands of Negros, Panay, Guimaras and Cebu, in many parts of Luzon including the adjacent smaller islands of Polillo and Marinduque, on Mindanao Island, Leyte Island, and the islands of Patnanungan, Jomalig, Catanduanes, Tablas, Romblon and Sibuyan. A record from Mindoro is presently attributed to this taxon. It probably occurs more widely than current records suggest, especially in areas between known sites. Additional sites and new island records for Siargao and Bucas Grande were added to the range map during the Philippines Red List Assessment Workshop in May 2017. Its elevational range is unknown.
Habitat and Ecology
This species is usually found in secondary growth vegetation and man-made habitats, such as agricultural lands, plantations, and water bodies associated with irrigation, but it also inhabits lowland and lower montane rainforests and dry forest. It breeds by larval development.
It is an abundant and common species especially during the wet season. Its population is considered to be stable.
There are few threats to the species, but the most important threat is the pollution of streams and rivers from agricultural run-off and mine tailings.
This species occurs in several protected areas throughout its range.
Clarification of the taxonomy of this species is required. More information is also needed on this species' distribution, population status, and trends.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its relatively wide distribution, tolerance of a broad range of habitats, and presumed large population.
The systematics of the various subpopulations need to be evaluated. There are four subspecies which will probably be described as distinct species in the near future (A. Diesmos pers. comm.).
IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2018. Kaloula conjuncta. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018: e.T57850A58477817. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2018-1.RLTS.T57850A58477817.en .Downloaded on 19 January 2019