This species is endemic to central China, and is found in Hubei, Hunan, Sichuan, Anhui and probably Jiangxi provinces. It has been recorded from 60-1,070m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It inhabits paddy fields, lotus ponds and other ponds filled by water plants.
It is a very common species.
Habitat destruction and degradation caused by infrastructure development and water pollution are threats to this species.
The range of this species overlaps with a number of protected areas.
The validity of this species is in doubt and the exact delineation of the range of this taxon and of Pelophylax plancyi is not clear.
Michael Wai Neng Lau, Zhao Ermi 2004. Pelophylax hubeiensis. In: IUCN 2014