This species is known from several localities in northern Viet Nam (Bourret, 1942; Inger et al., 1999), as well as southern and western China including Sichuan, Yunnan, Guizhou, Hubei, Zhejiang, Jiangxi, Hunan, Fujian, Guangdong and Guangxi Provinces. It has been recorded from 410-1,520m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It inhabits boulder and bedrock surfaces at waterfalls and in torrential stream sections in forest. Tadpoles inhabit the same streams.
It is not uncommon in appropriate habitat (Bourret, 1941, Inger et al., 1999).
Stream pollution is a concern at least in Tam Dao in Viet Nam and probably elsewhere, as are ongoing socio-economic developments (slope agriculture, residential and tourism infrastructure).
It is found in Tam Dao National Park, Hoang Lien Son National Park and Ba Be National Park in Viet Nam and in quite a few protected areas in China. Safeguarding, and restoring where possible, the ecological integrity of hill areas in northern Viet Nam would be highly desirable.
Peter Paul van Dijk, Raoul Bain, Michael Wai Neng Lau, Zhao Ermi, Gu Huiqing 2004. Amolops ricketti. In: IUCN 2014