Ophryophryne synoria
family: Megophryidae
Species Description: Stuart, B.L., K.Sok, and T.Neang. 2006. A collection of Amphibians and Reptiles from Hilly Eastern Cambodia. The Raffles Bull. of Zoology (54:1)129-155.
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: Cambodia


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known only from the Chung Chry Stream, at 500m asl in the Seima Biodiversity Conservation Area, O'Rang District, Mondolkiri Province, eastern Cambodia (Stuart et al., 2005). It presumably occurs more widely, perhaps including in neighbouring Viet Nam; indeed, records of Ophryophryne gerti from Viet Nam could refer to this species (Nguyen Quang Truong, pers. comm.).

Habitat and Ecology

Both specimens were found near a swift-flowing stream in hilly evergreen forest (Stuart et al., 2005). It presumably breeds by larval development in streams. It has not been found in degraded habitats.


There is no information on its abundance. It is known from only two specimens (Stuart et al., 2005), but this apparent rarity might be an artifact of limited sampling.

Population Trend


Major Threats

There is no information on threats to this species. The only records so far are from a protected area.

Conservation Actions

It occurs in the Seima Biodiversity Conservation Area (Stuart et al., 2006). Surveys are needed to determine its geographic distribution, abundance, ecological requirements, threats and conservation needs.

Red List Status

Data Deficient (DD)


Bryan Stuart, Nguyen Quang Truong 2008. Ophryophryne synoria. In: IUCN 2014


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