This species is known only from the type locality, from 920-1,250m asl, at Ban Sepian, Paksong District, in the Bolaven Highlands, Champasak Province, in Lao People’s Democratic Republic.
Habitat and Ecology
It has been found under stones in a disturbed area of moist evergreen forest. Although some individuals have also been found in coffee plantations near forest during heavy rain, this species is not believed to be tolerant of habitat degradation. It is presumed to be a larval developing species.
There is no information available on the population status of this species.
The major threat is agricultural development: much of the forest on the plateau where this species has been found is being converted to coffee plantations.
The sole known locality for this species is within the Dong Hua Sao National Biodiversity Conservation Area.
Red List Status
Data Deficient (DD)
Listed as Data Deficient since it has only recently been described, and there is still very little information on its extent of occurrence, status, threats and ecological requirements.
Annemarie Ohler, Bryan Stuart 2006. Leptobrachium buchardi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2006: e.T61838A12566018. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2006.RLTS.T61838A12566018.en .Downloaded on 19 November 2018