This species is occurs quite widely in the cental highlands of Viet Nam, and in the adjacent mountains of eastern and southern Laos (including the Bolovens Plateau) at 200-1,500m asl (Bain and Stuart, 2005). There are records from: the Tay Nguyen plateau in the central highlands of Gia Lai Province, Viet Nam; the Tra My Region, in Tra Don Commune, Ngoc Linh Mountain, Quang Nam Province, Viet Nam; the Huong Son Reserve, in Rao An Region, Ha Tinh Province, Vietn Man; the Xe Sap National Biodiversity Conservation Area, in Kaleum District, Xe Kong Province, Laos; and the Dong Hua Sao National Biodiversity Conservation Area, on the Bolovens Plateau, in Pakxong District, Champasak Province, Laos (Bain et al., 2003; Teynié et al., 2004; Bain and Stuart, 2005).
Habitat and Ecology
It inhabits forested montane river systems, and may be found on or near rapids or waterfalls, often on rocks and trunks of large trees. It presumably breeds in streams by larval development. It probably cannot adapt to significant alteration to its habitat.
It is apparently common in suitable habitat.
It is presumably affected by forest loss due to smallholder farming, logging and increasing human settlement.
It occurs in the Huong Son Reserve in Viet Nam and in the Xe Sap National Biodiversity Conservation Area and the Dong Hua Sao National Biodiversity Conservation Areain Laos (Bain and Stuart, 2005).
Raoul Bain 2008. Odorrana morafkai. In: IUCN 2014