This species is known from the eastern part of Liaoning Province in China, and the central mountains in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea and the Republic of Korea, from 200-700m asl. It probably occurs more widely than current records suggest, especially in areas between known sites.
Habitat and Ecology
It inhabits riparian habitats in forested areas, and breeds in streams and rivers where the larvae also develop.
In the Democratic People's Republic of Korea and Republic of Korea this species is rare.
Habitat destruction and degradation are major threats to this species.
Several protected areas fall within the range of this species. It is listed as a major protected wildlife by Liaoning Province in China.
Masafumi Matsui, Zhao Wenge 2004. Bufo stejnegeri. In: IUCN 2012