This species occurs on all the major islands in the Philippines, between 0-1,000 m asl (A. Diesmos pers. comm. March 2018).
Habitat and Ecology
This species is usually found in anthropogenic habitats such as agricultural areas, ditches, artificial ponds, and lakes. It is also found in swamp forest (A. Diesmos pers. comm. March 2018). It breeds by larval development in nearly any body of available water.
It is abundant and common where present. There may be some local subpopulation declines caused by invasive amphibian species based on field observations (A. Diesmos pers. comm. March 2018).
Available information indicates that this species is not subject to any significant degree of disturbance, which could threaten its survival at present. However, it is harvested for food, although not at levels that constitute a major threat to it. Invasive species Hoplobatrachus rugosus and Kaloula pulchra are now widespread across the Philippines and, in areas where this species occurs, there have been some possible observed declines in subpopulations although it is not considered to be a major threat (A. Diesmos pers. comm. March 2018). In areas where all three species co-occur, local communities have shifted to harvesting the two invasive species for food, which may have lessened the impact on this native species (A. Diesmos pers. comm. March 2018).
The range of this species includes several protected areas.
More information is needed on its population size and trends.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, tolerance of a degree of habitat modification, and presumed large population.
IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2018. Fejervarya vittigera. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018: e.T58294A114915259. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2018-2.RLTS.T58294A114915259.en .Downloaded on 21 January 2019