Hylarana attigua
family: Ranidae
Taxonomic Notes: While not formally treated by Oliver LA, Prendini E, Kraus F, Raxworthy CJ 2015 Systematics and biogeography of the Hylarana frog (Anura: Ranidae) radiation across tropical Australasia, Southeast Asia, and Africa. Mol Phylog Evol 90: 176-192, this taxon is most likely not a member of the now small monophyletic clade recognized as Hylarana.

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Vulnerable (VU)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

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


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known from the southern Annamite Mountains of Viet Nam and Lao People's Democratic Republic (Inger, Orlov and Darevsky 1999; Stuart 1999). It has been recorded between 700 and 1,200m asl, and is so far known from only four localities.

Habitat and Ecology

All records of this species are from streams in wet evergreen forest. It is a stream-breeding amphibian.


The species can be locally common, a series of 33 and 17 specimens were collected in a single night each (Inger, Orlov and Darevsky 1999). It was regularly encountered when collected in Lao People's Democratic Republic (B. Stuart pers. comm.), but was considered not to be common when collected in some areas of Viet Nam (Nguyen pers. comm.).

Population Trend


Major Threats

The species' habitat is under threat from forest degradation due to clearance for agriculture and logging (Inger, Orlov and Darevsky 1999, BirdLife International 2001). Long-term changes to hydrology might also be a threat.

Conservation Actions

One location in Viet Nam is within Kon Chan Ran Nature Reserve and the whole population in Lao People's Democratic Republic is within the Xe Sap National Biodiversity Conservation Area. Establishing a secure protected area on the Tay Nguyen Plateau is a high conservation priority (Kon Cha Ran is decreed as a Nature Reserve, but no conservation action has been implemented; BirdLife International 2001).

Red List Status

Vulnerable (VU)


Peter Paul van Dijk, Bryan Stuart 2004. Hylarana attigua. In: IUCN 2014


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