This species is known with certainty from Da Ban, Lam Dong Province, southern Viet Nam (Smith 1922, in Bourret 1942). It has also been recorded from Moray (Kon Tum), Soklang (Gia Lai) and Phu Quoc Island (Kien Giang) by Sang and Cuc (1996), but there is some doubt associated with these identifications (although they are included in this account, and have been used when mapping its distribution). It has been recorded at about 200m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It is found in swampy riverside floodplain areas in lowland forest. Its breeding habits are unknown, but it probably reproduces by larval development in water.
It is known from a single collection from the 1920s. Subsequent records from scattered locations are associated with some doubt, so this species' population status is not known.
Threats to this species are unknown.
Taxonomic research is needed to confirm the identity of some of the specimens recently attributed to this species.
Red List Status
Data Deficient (DD)
Peter Paul van Dijk, Annemarie Ohler 2004. Limnonectes dabanus. In: IUCN 2014