This species is currently known only from two closely situated localities adjacent to Rakhine Yoma Elephant Sanctuary, of the Gwa Township area, Rakhine Division, Myanmar, where it occurs below 100m asl. It is expected that additional surveys within the region will reveal further populations.
Habitat and Ecology
This is a species of primary evergreen forest, which is a seasonal breeder in freshwater habitats, and which is presumed to have a larval development breeding strategy.
It was found to be numerous at the type locality, although this might be a seasonal effect.
It is threatened by logging of its forest habitat.
It might occur within Rakhine Yoma Elephant Sanctuary, although the suitability of the forest habitat for the species within this area needs further research.
Guinevere Wogan 2004. Duttaphrynus crocus. In: IUCN 2014