Leptobrachella nahangensis
family: Megophryidae
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: Viet Nam


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known only from Na Hang Nature Reserve, in Tuyen Quang Province in northern Viet Nam (Lathrop et al. 1998). Records from Sa Pa (Fan Si Pan) and Tam Dao (Orlov et al. 2000) seem to be in error. It might occur more widely.

Habitat and Ecology

This species is known from a cave entrance at 314m asl. The general surroundings are karst forest ranging from 300-800m asl. Breeding presumably occurs in streams.


There is no information available on its population status.

Population Trend


Major Threats

Forest destruction and stream pollution might be significant threats in the wider area, but more information is needed to determine the specific threats to this species.

Conservation Actions

Its only known locality is within Na Hang Nature Reserve, established in 1994, which is considered relatively undisturbed (BirdLife International 2001).

Red List Status

Data Deficient (DD)


Listed as Data Deficient since it has only recently been discovered, and there is still very little information on its extent of occurrence, population status and ecological requirements.


Peter Paul van Dijk, Steven Swan 2004. Leptolalax nahangensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57570A11646401. .Downloaded on 20 January 2019


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