Pelophryne albotaeniata 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Bufonidae

Scientific Name: Pelophryne albotaeniata Barbour, 1938
Common Name(s):
English Palawan Toadlet, Palawan Dwarf Toad
Taxonomic Source(s): Frost, D.R. 2017. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History, New York, USA Available at:

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Arvin Diesmos, Angel Alcala, Rafe Brown, Leticia Afuang, Genevieve Gee, Katie Hampson, Mae Leonida Diesmos, Aldrin Mallari, Perry Ong, Dondi Ubaldo, Baldwin Gutierrez
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
Listed as Endangered because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 5,000 km2, all individuals are in fewer than five locations, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat on Palawan in the Philippines.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is found only on Palawan Island, in the Philippines. The type locality was at an elevation of 1,500m asl.
Countries occurrence:
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Population [top]

Population:It is apparently rare, and there have been no field observations of this species for more than 40 years, though this may be an artefact of limited survey work.
Current Population Trend:Decreasing
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It inhabits arboreal microhabitats in riverine habitat in montane and lowland forests. Its breeding biology is unrecorded, but it presumably takes place in water by larval development.
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The loss of lowland rainforest, mainly due to agricultural activities and selective logging, is a major threat to this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Although the forests on Palawan are, in general, reasonably well protected in much of the island, more effective protection of the remaining rainforest on the island, especially riverine habitats and gallery forests, is necessary. Further survey work is also needed to establish the current population status of this species.

Citation: Arvin Diesmos, Angel Alcala, Rafe Brown, Leticia Afuang, Genevieve Gee, Katie Hampson, Mae Leonida Diesmos, Aldrin Mallari, Perry Ong, Dondi Ubaldo, Baldwin Gutierrez. 2004. Pelophryne albotaeniata. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T29588A9502181. . Downloaded on 26 May 2018.
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