This species is known from western Yunnan Province in the Gaoligongshan area, and Wuliangshan in central Yunnan Province, China, and from one location (Fan Si Pan Mountain) in northern Viet Nam (Ohler 2000). It has also recently been recorded from Dzuna, in Nagaland, India. It is also likely to occur in Myanmar but there are as yet no confirmed records. It is likely to occur a little more widely than current records suggest. In China it has been recorded from 1,400-2,350m asl, and the one known locality in Viet Nam is at 1,750m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
In China this species is known from hill streams in forest, and in Viet Nam the only record is from a large stream with boulders in montane forest. Breeding takes place in streams.
In China this species is uncommon, while in Viet Nam only one specimen was collected in 1997 and no other individuals were sighted at the time (S. Swan pers. comm.).
This species is threatened by small-scale agricultural development, and dam construction.
In China this species occurs in Gaoligongshan National Nature Reserve (which is not well protected), and Wuliangshan National Nature Reserve (which is well protected). In Viet Nam it occurs in Hoang Lien Son National Park. It is protected by national legislation in India.
Red List Status
Near Threatened (NT)
Listed as Near Threatened since the species depends on streams in montane forest, and so its Area of Occupancy is probably not much greater than 2,000 km2, and the extent and quality of its habitat is declining, thus making the species close to qualifying for Vulnerable.
Annemarie Ohler, Steven Swan, Lu Shunqing, Yang Datong 2004. Amolops viridimaculatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58229A11753653. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T58229A11753653.en .Downloaded on 21 November 2018