This species is found in Nepal, northeastern India (West Bengal, Arunachal Pradesh and Nagaland) and southeastern Xizang province (Bomi, Medog, Cona and Chayu), China. It probably occurs more widely than current records suggest, especially in areas between known sites. It is found at elevations of 850-2,350m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
While primarily found in shaded stream rapids, this frog has also been recorded from ponds in secondary habitat. Eggs are deposited on aquatic plants, and in stone crevices at the edge of steams.
It is not a common species.
There is a continuing loss of habitat to urbanization. The species is also threatened by dam construction, and possibly over collection for medicinal use.
The range of this species includes Dihang-Dibang Biosphere Reserve in Arunachal Pradesh State, in India. Recent field studies have been undertaken by Sarkar (1992) and Shresthra (2001). It is protected by national legislation in India.
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.
Amolops nepalicus Yang, 1991 might be a junior synonym of this species.
Fei Liang, Michael Wai Neng Lau, Annemarie Ohler, Tej Kumar Shrestha 2004. Amolops monticola. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58222A11751822. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T58222A11751822.en .Downloaded on 21 January 2019