Platymantis mimulus
Diminutive Forest Frog
family: Ceratobatrachidae
subfamily: Ceratobatrachinae
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Near Threatened (NT)
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 widespread on Luzon Island, in the Philippines, at around 400 m asl, and has also been recorded from Marinduque Island (Philippines Red List Assessment Workshop May 2017).

Habitat and Ecology

This species inhabits the forest floor stratum in undisturbed and disturbed lower montane and lowland forests. It occurs in secondary forest habitats and is occasionally found in anthropogenic habitats beside the forest. It has limited tolerance to disturbance as it does not occur in highly urbanised areas of Manila (Philippines Red List Assessment Workshop May 2017). It deposits its eggs in leaf-litter nests and breeds by direct development.


It is common to very common in forest and disturbed areas. Its population is presumed to be stable.

Population Trend


Major Threats

Its habitat is threatened due to shifting agriculture, logging and human settlements, but not to a significant degree at present.

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
This species is known to occur in several well-protected areas on Luzon Island, including Mount Makiling National Park.

Research Needed
Additional taxonomic research is recommended in light of the cryptic species likely to be present in this complex. Further research on this species' distribution, population size and trends is recommended.

Red List Status

Near Threatened (NT)


Listed as Least Concern since it is widespread, common, and adaptable with a presumed large population.

Taxonomic Notes

The species may represent a complex of several cryptic species (Philippines Red List Assessment Workshop May 2017).


IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2018. Platymantis mimulus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018: e.T58469A58480489. .Downloaded on 23 January 2019


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