Odorrana bolavensis
family: Ranidae
Species Description: Stuart BL, Bain RH 2005 Three new species of spinule-bearing frogs allied to Rana megatympanum Bain, Lathrop, Murphy, Orlov and Ho, 2003 from Laos and Vietnam. Herpetologica 61:478-492.
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 known from two nearby localities at 1,000-1,200m asl on the Bolaven plateau, in Dong Hua Sao National Biodiversity Conservation Area, Pakxong District, Champasak Province, southern Lao People's Democratic Republic. The limits of its distribution remain unknown, and it might occur more widely.

Habitat and Ecology

This species is known from wet evergreen forest, where individuals were found at night on rocks and vegetation along rocky streams, or occasionally on leaf-litter or tree branches away from streams. Breeding is presumed to be by larval development.


There is no information available on the population status of this species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The main threat to this species is that much of the forest on the plateau is being converted to coffee cultivation.

Conservation Actions

Dong Hua Sao National Biodiversity Conservation Area is the only protected area from which it is currently known.

Red List Status

Data Deficient (DD)


Listed as Data Deficient since it has only recently been described, and there is still very little information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.


Raoul Bain 2006. Odorrana bolavensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2006: e.T61868A12568728. .Downloaded on 16 February 2019


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