This species is known from Diouluoshan and Jianfengliang in Hainan, China and from the Annamite mountains of northern Viet Nam and Lao People's Democratic Republic, south to Cambodia (Nguyen and Ho 1996, Inger et al. 1999, Stuart 1999). In China it has been recorded between 250-1,300 m asl, while in Lao People's Democratic Republic it is known from 500-600 m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It inhabits evergreen and evergreen-mixed deciduous forest. Animals are often found in or near streams (Inger et al. 1999; Stuart 1999, 2005), including temporary streams. It presumably breeds in streams by larval development. It has not been found in open areas outside forest.
It is listed as 'Rare' in the 1992 Viet Nam Red Data Book (Tran et al. 1992). It is regularly collected but the actual population status is relatively unknown.
Habitat degradation due to agricultural development, logging and infrastructure development are the main threats facing this species.
This species occurs in several protected areas.
Annemarie Ohler, Nguyen Quang Truong, Michael Wai Neng Lau & Shi Haitao 2009. Ingerophrynus galeatus. In: IUCN 2014