Brachytarsophrys intermedia
family: Megophryidae

© 1997 Nikolai Orlov (1 of 18)

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Lao People's Democratic Republic, Viet Nam

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Vulnerable (VU)
See IUCN account.
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None


From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

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.

Major Threats

The major threat to this species is habitat loss due to clear cutting and human settlement.

Conservation Actions

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.

Taxonomic Notes

This species might be a synonym of Brachytarsophrys carinensis.


Listed as Vulnerable, because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 20,000 km2 and its Area of Occupancy is less than 2,000 km2, its distribution is severely fragmented, and there is a continuing decline in the extent and quality of its forest habitat.


Peter Paul van Dijk, Raoul Bain 2004. Brachytarsophrys intermedia. In: IUCN 2013.2 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. .


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