This species is widely distributed in hilly areas below 2,000m asl in Taiwan, Province of China.
Habitat and Ecology
It inhabits hill streams in broadleaf forests, and breeds in small mountainous, shady creeks with quite a lot of rocks. Egg masses are attached under rocks where stream water is present.
It is a common species.
Agriculture and infrastructure development are threats to this species, but it is not seriously at risk.
A number of protected areas on the island support this species.
We follow Matsui (1994) in considering Rana taiwaniana to be a synonym of this species.
Lue Kuangyang, Chou Wenhao 2004. Odorrana swinhoana. In: IUCN 2014