This species is known only from Basilan Island in the Philippines. A record of the species on Mindanao Island by Taylor in the 1920s indicated the species might occur in the vicinity of Pasonanca Natural Park; however, surveys during 2007-2010 in Pasonanca Natural Park, where it was expected to occur, did not record the species (Philippines Red List Assessment Workshop May 2017). Its extent of occurrence (EOO) is 1,467 km2.
Habitat and Ecology
At the type locality, the species was found to inhabit undisturbed and disturbed streams and rivers in lower montane and lowland forests. It is believed to reproduce by larval development.
There is no available information on population status, and the population trend is unknown.
Possible threats to this species include deforestation through logging, habitat conversion to agriculture, and the pollution of streams and rivers. However, updated information on the status of this species and its habitat on Basilan Island are not available from which to make definitive conclusions.
The species is not currently known from any protected areas.
Further surveys are required to determine the range, population status and habitat requirements of this species before conservation measures can be determined.
Red List Status
Data Deficient (DD)
Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing uncertainties as to its extent of occurrence, population status and ecological requirements.
IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2018. Limnonectes micrixalus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018: e.T58357A114915396. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2018-1.RLTS.T58357A114915396.en .Downloaded on 23 January 2019