Platymantis corrugatus
Rough-Backed Forest Frog
family: Ceratobatrachidae
subfamily: Ceratobatrachinae

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
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 known from the rainforests of Luzon, Polillo, Mindoro, Leyte, Samar, Siquijor, Bohol, Cebu, Negros, Panay, and Mindanao in the Philippines where it occurs between 0–1,300 m asl (A. Diesmos pers. comm. March 2018).

Habitat and Ecology

It inhabits the forest floor stratum in undisturbed and disturbed lower montane and lowland forests, and is occasionally found in anthropogenic habitats beside the forest. It breeds and lays its eggs in leaf-litter, and it breeds by direct development. It will tolerate some habitat disturbance, but will not tolerate the removal of forest cover (A. Diesmos pers. comm. March 2018).


It is a common to very common species. Its population is considered to be stable.

Population Trend


Major Threats

This is one of the most common forest species in the Philippines; however, some subpopulations are likely to be threatened by deforestation, especially of the lowland rainforest.

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
This species occurs in several protected areas. 

Conservation Needed
The protection of the remaining lowland rainforests and the rehabilitation of degraded forests is recommended.

Research Needed
More information is needed on this species' distribution, population status 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. Platymantis corrugatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018: e.T58456A114869976. .Downloaded on 18 January 2019


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