This species has been found from 200-700m asl in Lao People's Democratic Republic and neighbouring Viet Nam: in Nakai-Nam Theun National Biodiversity Conservation Area, Nakai District, Khammouan Province, and the Nape border area, Khamkeut District, Bolikhamxay Province, in Lao People's Democratic Republic; and from a tributary of the Rao An River, Rao An Region, Huong Son Reserve, Huong Son District, Ha Tinh Province, Viet Nam. The limits of its distribution remain unknown.
Habitat and Ecology
It is found in evergreen forest, where individuals were located at night on leaf-litter, rocks, logs, and vegetation near to rocky streams. This species is presumed to breed by larval development.
There is no information available on the population status of this species.
The major threat to the habitat in this region is clearance of forest for shifting cultivation.
Nakai-Nam Theun National Biodiversity Conservation Area is the only protected area from which this species is currently known.
Raoul Bain 2006. Odorrana orba. In: IUCN 2014