This species is currently known only from the general vicinity of Mang Canh village, in Konplong District, Kon Tum province, in the central highlands of Viet Nam at 1,150-1,250m asl (Orlov et al., 2006). It is expected to occur more widely.
Habitat and Ecology
The species is known only from tropical mountain rainforest, along the banks of fast-flowing streams (Orlov et al., 2006). Vocalizing males sit on the rocks, fallen trunks and wide leaves of plants along the banks of the streams (Orlov et al., 2006). It presumably breeds in streams by larval development.
It is abundant along streams in its only known location, with eight frogs being found along a 100m length of stream (Orlov et al., 2006).
There is no information on threats to this species.
It is not known from any protected areas. Surveys are needed to determine its geographic distribution, abundance, ecological requirements, threats and conservations needs.
Red List Status
Data Deficient (DD)
Listed as Data Deficient since it has only recently been described, and there is still very little known about its extent of occurrence, area of occupancy, status and ecological requirements.
Simon Stuart 2008. Odorrana gigatympana. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T136076A4226765. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2008.RLTS.T136076A4226765.en .Downloaded on 18 December 2018