This species is endemic to Kon Cha Ran, An Khe District, Gia Lai Province, and Ngoc Linh Mountain, Quong Nam Province, in southern Viet Nam, where it occurs at 800-1,000m asl (Inger et al. 1999; Bain pers. comm.).
Habitat and Ecology
Specimens (adults and juveniles) were collected from wet vertical rock faces at a waterfall at 1,000m asl in relatively intact forest (Inger et al. 1999). It has also been collected from rocks beside waterfalls at 800m asl.
It is a locally common species in appropriate habitat.
The main threat to this species is logging on the Tay Nguyen Plateau for coffee cultivation.
Strengthening existing, and creating new protected areas to protect the fauna and flora of the Tay Nguyen Plateau of southern Viet Nam is recommended. Studies of the conservation biology of this endemic species are highly desirable, as are further herpetological surveys of the Annamite Mountains.
Red List Status
Data Deficient (DD)
Peter Paul van Dijk, Nguyen Quang Truong 2004. Amolops spinapectoralis. In: IUCN 2014