Odorrana gigatympana
family: Ranidae
Species Description: Orlov NL, Ananjeva NB, Cuc HT 2006 A new cascade frog (Amphibia: Ranidae) from central Vietnam. Russ J Herpetol 13:155-163.
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: Viet Nam



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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

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).

Population Trend


Major Threats

There is no information on threats to this species.

Conservation Actions

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. .Downloaded on 24 February 2019


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