Hylarana montivaga
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.
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
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 with certainty from the Lang Bian and Tay Nguyen highlands of southern Viet Nam (Smith, 1921 and Inger et al., 1999), and probably also from Tam Dao (northern Viet Nam). It has also been collected from Khao Soi Dao Wildlife Sanctuary, in Chanta Buri Province, southeastern Thailand. The record from Lao People's Democratic Republic (Stuart, 1999) is in error (B. Stuart pers. comm.). It probably occurs more widely than current records suggest, especially in areas between known sites, and it can be expected from both Lao People's Democratic Republic and Cambodia. It has been recorded between 700 and 1,500m asl in Viet Nam, and from 900m asl in Thailand.

Habitat and Ecology

It is known from streams in evergreen forest. It breeds in streams.


Reported collections of this species generally consisted of a single specimen or small series of specimens, indicating a rare or very cryptic frog.

Population Trend


Major Threats

Most of the species' habitat is threatened by forest degradation, clearance for agriculture and logging (Inger et al., 1999 and BirdLife International 2001).

Conservation Actions

The species' range includes protected areas in Viet Nam and Thailand. Upgrading protected areas to securely encompass the habitats and endemic species of the Tay Nguyen and Lang Bian Plateau regions is a high conservation priority. Clarification of the taxonomic status of northern Lao and Vietnamese records of this species is needed. This species is included in Thailand's OEPP 1997 Red List.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)


Peter Paul van Dijk, Nguyen Quang Truong 2004. Hylarana montivaga. In: IUCN 2014


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