This species is currently known only from the Phou Dendin National Biodiversity Conservation Area, Phongsaly District, Phongsaly Province, Laos, where there are records from near the Nam Khang and Nam Ou Rivers, at 600-600m asl (Bain et al., 2006). It is likely to occur more widely.
Habitat and Ecology
All records of this species are from the immediate vicinity of streams in hilly evergreen forest (Bain et al., 2006). It has been found on foliage of bushes up tp 1.5m above the ground (Bain et al., 2006). The tadpoles remain unknown (Bain et al., 2006), but presumably develop in streams.
It is a locally abundant species in its only known site (R. Bain, pers. comm.).
The species is probably affected by forest loss for agriculture and logging (R. Bain, pers. comm.).
It occurs in the Phou Dendin 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 vitreus. In: IUCN 2014