This species is known only from 1,400-1,700m asl on Mount Tay Con Linh II, Cao Bo Commune, Vi Xuyen District, Ha Giang Province, in extreme northern Viet Nam. It is likely to occur more widely than currently reported.
Habitat and Ecology
This species was found in disturbed, primary broad-leaved evergreen forest (with Camellia and Litsea species dominating), on wet mossy rocks or small branches overhanging streams, or in small, rocky-bottomed forest pools. Its adaptability to secondary habitats is not known, but it is unlikely to thrive in heavily altered landscapes. It is presumed to breed by larval development.
No information is currently available regarding its population status.
The major threats to this species include clearance of forest for shifting agriculture and rice cultivation (Tordoff 2002). Local people within its range hunt other species of amphibians for food, and so this might be a threat, although this species is not large and so might not actually be targeted for food, unlike the larger but otherwise similar Rana chloronota.
The area where this species occurs is within a proposed nature reserve.
Red List Status
Data Deficient (DD)
Listed as Data Deficient since it has only recently been described, and there is still very little information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.
Raoul Bain 2006. Amolops iriodes. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2006: e.T61870A12568911. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2006.RLTS.T61870A12568911.en .Downloaded on 20 November 2018