This species is known from one locality in Viet Nam (Mount Fan Si Pan, at 1,900m asl), and from one locality in China (in Pingbian County, south-eastern Yunnan Province, at around 1,950m asl). It is likely to occur more widely.
Habitat and Ecology
In China, this species is a forest inhabitant that congregates around a stream-fed pond for breeding. In Viet Nam it was observed breeding around a buffalo wallow in heavily degraded forest.
There is no information on the population status of this species in China. In Viet Nam it is known only from one breeding event.
There are various threats to this species across its known range. Only one breeding pond in China is known and this is subject to disturbance by tourism development. Much of the vegetation around the pond was cleared in 1995 and a footpath was built around the pond in 1996. A breeding congregation still occurred in 1996, and it is not known how this modification will affect the breeding success of this species. In Viet Nam, the encroachment of agriculture, and forest clearance, are presumably threats to it.
It occurs in Daweishan National Nature Reserve in China, and in Hoang Lien Son National Park in Viet Nam.
Red List Status
Data Deficient (DD)
Listed as Data Deficient since it has only recently been discovered, and there is still very little information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.
Annemarie Ohler, Lu Shunqing, Steven Swan 2004. Rhacophorus duboisi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58989A11855762. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T58989A11855762.en .Downloaded on 24 February 2019