This species is endemic to central Yunnan Province (Jingdong and Shuangbai Counties) in China, and occurs from 1,800-2,600m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It inhabits and breeds in forest streams, the eggs being laid in water under stones.
It is a rare species.
The major threat is overharvesting by the local people for food.
It occurs in the Ailaoshan and Wuliangshan National Nature Reserves. There is a need to ensure that the offtake of this species from the wild for human consumption is managed sustainably.
Lu Shunqing, Yang Datong 2004. Nanorana maculosa. In: IUCN 2013