This species is known only from the vicinity of Ko Rong, Tram Lap and Buon Luoi villages on the Tay Nguyen Plateau, in Gia Lai Province of southern central Viet Nam, from 600-1,000m asl. It perhaps occurs a little more widely.
Habitat and Ecology
It is known from evergreen-forested areas. Larvae inhabit stony clear streams (Lathrop et al. 1998a; Orlov et al. 2000).
Locally, this species is not uncommon, and larvae and amplexing pairs have been observed (Lathrop et al. 1998a).
The main threat to this species is clear-cut logging.
Further surveys are urgently required to determine the population status and distribution of the species. Based on the results, protected areas encompassing viable populations of the species should be established. Ex-situ conservation breeding might be desirable, but no Leptobrachium species has yet been bred in captivity.
Red List Status
Data Deficient (DD)
Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing uncertainties as to its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.
This species was reported as Leptobrachium pullum by Inger et al. (1999).
Peter Paul van Dijk, Raoul Bain 2004. Leptobrachium xanthospilum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57560A11646149. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T57560A11646149.en .Downloaded on 18 November 2018