Odorrana orba
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, Viet Nam


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species has been found from 200-700m asl in Lao People's Democratic Republic and neighbouring Viet Nam: in Nakai-Nam Theun National Biodiversity Conservation Area, Nakai District, Khammouan Province, and the Nape border area, Khamkeut District, Bolikhamxay Province, in Lao People's Democratic Republic; and from a tributary of the Rao An River, Rao An Region, Huong Son Reserve, Huong Son District, Ha Tinh Province, Viet Nam. The limits of its distribution remain unknown.

Habitat and Ecology

It is found in evergreen forest, where individuals were located at night on leaf-litter, rocks, logs, and vegetation near to rocky streams. This species is presumed to breed by larval development.


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

Population Trend


Major Threats

The major threat to the habitat in this region is clearance of forest for shifting cultivation.

Conservation Actions

Nakai-Nam Theun National Biodiversity Conservation Area is the only protected area from which this species is currently known.

Red List Status

Data Deficient (DD)


Raoul Bain 2006. Odorrana orba. In: IUCN 2014


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