This species is currently known from only two localities in Laos and Viet Nam: in Houay Ting Tou Stream and Houay Duen Stream in Nakai-Nam Theun National Biodiversity Conservation Area, in Nakai District, Khammouan Province, Laos, at 700m asl; and in Po Xi Stream between Mang Xang and Ngoc Lay Villages, in Dak Glei District (formerly part of Dac To District), Kon Tum Province, Viet Nam, at 1,500m asl (Bain et al., 2006). It is expected to occur more widely, especially in the extensive area of mountains along the Lao-Vietnamese border between the two currently known sites.
Habitat and Ecology
This species has been found in or close to streams in evergreen forest (Bain et al., 2006). They have been found on vegetation up to 5m above the ground, and on rocks and bushes within the splash zone of a large cascade (Bain et al., 2006). Amplexing pairs have found very close to a cascade, either on the ground or on wide leaves of Araceae plants, and on a gravel bank on the edge of a stream pool (Bain et al., 2006). The tadpoles remain unknown (Bain et al., 2006).
It is a locally abundant species (R. Bain, pers. comm.).
The species is probably affected by forest loss for agriculture and logging (R. Bain, pers. comm.).
It occurs in the Nakai-Nam Theun National Biodiversity Conservation Area. Surveys are needed to determine its geographic distribution, abundance, ecological requirements, threats and conservations needs.
We follow Stuart (2008) in assigning this species to the genus Amolops.
Raoul Bain 2008. Amolops compotrix. In: IUCN 2014