Conservation ActionsConservation Actions
This species is currently only known from Hoang Lien National Park (Nguyen et al. 2013, Rowley et al. 2013).
Strategies for additional protection of habitat within its range may be warranted as habitat degradation caused by tourism continues to be a threat. Further research into the species' ecology, distribution, relative population abundance, and past and current population trends would improve conservation decisions.
Location InformationThis species is known only from a single stream at 2,900 m asl on Mount Fansipan, Hoang Lien National Park, Lao Cai Province, Viet Nam (Nguyen et al. 2013, Rowley et al. 2013). Rowley et al. (2013) estimated that its range may include some of the few small, isolated areas above 2,700 m asl in other parts of the Hoang Lien Son Mountain Range. However, any such area is about 20 km or more away and separated by elevations under 1,000 asl, making the species' dispersal to these parts unlikely. However, it is likely to occur in the very small section of contiguous habitat extending 3 km west of the species' type locality into extreme-eastern Lai Chau Province. The species is very geographically restricted as its extent of occurrence (EOO) is 8 km2, which represents only one threat-defined location.