This species is known only from the Ba Na area, Thua Thien-Hue Province, in Viet Nam (Bossuyt and Dubois 2001). Ba Na Mountain is isolated by lowlands from the rest of the Annamite mountain chain.
Habitat and Ecology
The habitat of this species is unknown. It presumably breeds by direct development, although this has not been confirmed.
This species was common in the 1930s but has not been reported from the field since. It is unclear whether or not it has disappeared or if no surveys have been conducted for it, and if no findings of any such surveys have then been published.
The specific threats to this species are unknown. Habitat impacts at Ba Na have been very extensive in some areas, including the use of defoliants during the Viet Nam War, logging, and tourism developments (BirdLife International 2001), but it is unclear to what extent these have impacted this species.
It might occur in Ba Na-Nui Chua Nature Reserve, but surveys are needed to establish this. Strengthening of the protected status of the area is also required.
Red List Status
Data Deficient (DD)
Listed as Data Deficient in view of the absence of recent information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.
Peter Paul van Dijk, Annemarie Ohler 2004. Kurixalus banaensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58821A11845628. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T58821A11845628.en .Downloaded on 10 December 2018