This species is known from Nuoc Rung area (1,100 m asl), Dan Hoa Commune, Minh Hoa District, and Cha Noi area (430 m asl), Phong Nha–Ke Bang National Park, both within Quang Binh Province, as well as from Rao An forest (300 m asl), Huong Son District, Ha Tinh Province (Tao Nguyen pers. comm. October 2012; Rowley et al. 2011), all in central Viet Nam (Nguyen et al. 2008). Its range, taken as a proxy for extent of occurrence (EOO) is estimated to be approximately 1,379 km
Habitat and Ecology
It is known from lowland and montane evergreen and karst forests (Nguyen et al. 2008; Tao Nguyen pers. comm. October 2012), including some disturbed forest in Rao An (Tao Nguyen pers. comm. October 2012). It has been found at night on shrubs' leaves (1.5-2 m above ground) near small streams and limestone forests (Nguyen et al. 2008). Although a single individual has been found in disturbed forest, it is not known to what extent the species can withstand habitat disturbance. Its reproduction mode is still unknown, although it is suspected to reproduce like other congeners (egg deposition on leaves and tadpoles falling into water to complete larval development).
It occurs in the Cha Noi area, within the Phong Nha–Ke Bang National Park (Nguyen et al. 2008). Rao An forest is not a protected area but is under management of a forest enterprise (Tao Nguyen pers. comm. October 2012). Threats affecting this species within the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Nuoc Rung area and Rao An forest indicate that improved management of the protected area and additional resource protection is needed. More information is needed on this species' distribution, population status and natural history.
IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group, 2013. Gracixalus quyeti. In: IUCN 2014