This recently described species is currently known from forested montane river systems in a few localities across northern Viet Nam. Specimens have been collected from 178m up to at least 300m asl (the upper altitudinal range limit of this species is not currently known). It probably occurs more widely than current records suggest, especially in areas between known sites.
Habitat and Ecology
This species is found in forested montane river systems that vary from shallow and slow-moving, to torrential and deep. Animals may be observed on boulders and logs in and around the water and in the adjacent forest. 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 has been recorded from Ba Be Lake National Park, Na Hang Nature Reserve and Pu Mat Nature Reserve.
Raoul Bain 2004. Odorrana bacboensis. In: IUCN 2014