This species is known only from the Tay Nguyen Plateau of south-central Viet Nam, though it might extend into southern Lao People's Democratic Republic or extreme north-eastern Cambodia. It has been recorded above 900m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
This species is known from forested areas, and breeds in streams.
It was common at the type locality in the early 1900s, but there is no recent information on its status.
The major threat to this species is habitat loss due to clear cutting and human settlement.
This species is not currently recorded from any protected areas, and there is a need for improved habitat protection at sites where the species is known to occur. Further survey work is needed to determine the current population status of this species.
This species might be a synonym of Brachytarsophrys carinensis.
Peter Paul van Dijk, Raoul Bain 2004. Brachytarsophrys intermedia. In: IUCN 2014