Platymantis panayensis
Panay Forest Frog
family: Ceratobatrachidae
subfamily: Ceratobatrachinae
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Endangered (EN)
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 northwest Panay Peninsula and the Central Panay Mountain Range on Panay Island, in the Philippines, separated by an open area without tree cover. It occurs at elevations from 250–1,750 m asl, its extent of occurrence (EOO) is 3,322 km2, and it is considered to occur at two threat-defined locations.

Habitat and Ecology

This species inhabits arboreal microhabitats in lowland and mossy montane rainforests. It breeds by direct development in shrub layer vegetation, laying its eggs on the upper surfaces of leaves.


It is common to abundant at high elevations, but scarce at lower elevations. Due to ongoing decline in the extent and quality of habitat, the population is suspected to be decreasing.

Population Trend


Major Threats

Although subpopulations occurring at higher elevations may currently be subject to fewer threats, those found at lower elevations are threatened by extensive habitat loss due to small-scale agriculture, wood collection for firewood and charcoal making, and road building.

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
This species range includes a few protected areas, such as the Aklan River Watershed Forest Reserve. In addition, the Northwest Panay Peninsula and the Central Panay Mountain Range have been proposed as new protected areas (Philippines Red List Assessment Workshop May 2017).

Conservation Needed
There is clearly a need for improved protection of remaining forest habitats on the island of Panay, and for rehabilitation of tracts of degraded forest.

Research Needed
An improved understanding of the species' population size, distribution and trends is needed.

Red List Status

Endangered (EN)


Listed as Endangered because its extent of occurrence (EOO) is 3,322 km2, it occurs at two threat-defined locations, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat on Panay in the Philippines.


IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2018. Platymantis panayensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018: e.T17548A58474309. .Downloaded on 18 February 2019


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