Amolops vitreus
family: Ranidae
Species Description: Bain, H.R., B.L. Stuart, and N.L. Orlov. 2006. Three new Indochinese species of cascade frogs (Amphibia: Ranidae) allied to Rana archotaphus. Copeia, 2006(1), pp.43-59.
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Data Deficient (DD)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Lao People's Democratic Republic


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is currently known only from the Phou Dendin National Biodiversity Conservation Area, Phongsaly District, Phongsaly Province, Laos, where there are records from near the Nam Khang and Nam Ou Rivers, at 600-600m asl (Bain et al., 2006). It is likely to occur more widely.

Habitat and Ecology

All records of this species are from the immediate vicinity of streams in hilly evergreen forest (Bain et al., 2006). It has been found on foliage of bushes up tp 1.5m above the ground (Bain et al., 2006). The tadpoles remain unknown (Bain et al., 2006), but presumably develop in streams.


It is a locally abundant species in its only known site (R. Bain, pers. comm.).

Population Trend


Major Threats

The species is probably affected by forest loss for agriculture and logging (R. Bain, pers. comm.).

Conservation Actions

It occurs in the Phou Dendin National Biodiversity Conservation Area. Surveys are needed to determine its geographic distribution, abundance, ecological requirements, threats and conservations needs.

Red List Status

Data Deficient (DD)

Taxonomic Notes

We follow Stuart (2008) in assigning this species to the genus Amolops.


Raoul Bain 2008. Amolops vitreus. In: IUCN 2014


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