This species is currently known only from the Tay Nguyen plateau of the central highlands in Gia Lai Province, Viet Nam, and might occur more widely. It has been collected at altitudes of between 700 and 900m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
This species inhabits forested montane river systems on or near rapids or waterfalls in primary and disturbed secondary growth. It is presumed that this species breeds in streams.
The population status of this species is unknown.
The specific threats to this species are not known, though it is likely to be impacted by ongoing forest loss arising from logging, smallholder agriculture and expanding human settlements.
It is not known if this species occurs in any protected areas.
Raoul Bain 2004. Odorrana banaorum. In: IUCN 2014