This species is known from Myanmar as far south as Tenasserim, northern Thailand, Phuket Island (Thailand), northern Lao People's Democratic Republic, northern Viet Nam, southern Yunnan and southwestern Guangxi in China, and Sikkim, West Bengal, Assam, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh in India, and Bhutan and Nepal. It is known from two isolated localities in Chittagong and Chittagong Hill-tracts in Bangladesh and most likely occurs more widely in this country. It occurs at elevations of between 500 and 2,500m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It is known from evergreen broadleaf forest alongside streams. Males have been observed calling from logs, bushes and rocks along streams. It is a stream-breeding amphibian.
This is generally an uncommon species, and is rarely encountered in numbers.
Forest loss is ongoing within the Chinese range of the species. Localized clearance of forest habitat and agricultural pollution are threats in South Asia. In Southeast Asia stream degradation from human clearance and collection activities as well as pollution might be a threat.
Its wide range and known occurrence in several protected areas throughout its range suggests that no immediate conservation measures are needed at present. Additional information on population status, distribution and biology would be useful.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
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