Odorrana absita
family: Ranidae
Species Description: Stuart FL, Chan-ard T 2005 Two new Huia (Amphibia: Ranidae) from Laos and Thailand. Copeia 2005:279-289
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, Viet Nam


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known only from five specimens from 920-1,300m asl in the Annamite Mountains of southern Lao People’s Democratic Republic. Specimens were collected both within Xe Kong Province in Kaleum District and within Saravane Province, Samoy District (the latter near Ban Bee Hi Village). The limits of its distribution remain unknown.

Habitat and Ecology

This species is known from wet, hilly, evergreen forest. Individuals have been found both near small, rocky, streams and in forest away from permanent water bodies. It was usually found perching at up to 1m above the ground, on small tree branches or herbaceous vegetation. This species is presumed to breed by larval development.


No information is currently available.

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Major Threats

No information is currently available.

Conservation Actions

Its only known localities all fall within Xe Sap National Biodiversity Conservation Area.

Red List Status

Data Deficient (DD)


Simon Stuart 2006. Odorrana absita. In: IUCN 2014


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