This species is known only from the type locality at 700-750m asl on the Tay Nguyen Plateau, from near Buon Luoi village, 20km north-west of Kannack, in An Khe District, Gia Lai Province, Viet Nam. The limits of its distribution remain unknown.
Habitat and Ecology
It has been found only in an area of lowland humid evergreen tropical forest, with a closed canopy around 20-30m in height and with some emergent trees above 40m tall. Most individuals were found at night along silty banks of forest ponds and slow-moving streams, or in leaf-litter near such banks. This species is presumed to be a larval developer.
No information is currently available.
The area from which it is known has been subject to intensive deforestation and conversion to coffee plantations since specimens were collected in 1995. It is possibly under threat, therefore, from forest loss.
The persistence of this species at or near the type locality needs to be verified, and suitable actions taken to safeguard remaining habitat containing a population of this species.
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 and ecological requirements. If, as suspected, habitat conversion is causing a continuing decline of this species, particularly should it prove to be very restricted in distribution, it would best be listed in a threatened category.
Raoul Bain 2006. Microhyla pulverata. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2006: e.T61853A12567807. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2006.RLTS.T61853A12567807.en .Downloaded on 18 November 2018