This species is known from Zhaojue County, in Sichuan province, and from Lichuan County, in Hubei province, China at 3,050-3350m asl. It presumably occurs more widely, in particular in locations between the currently known sites.
Habitat and Ecology
The species is associated with marshes, ponds, pools or paddyfields, and makes foam nests in holes near the still water from the beginning of May until the end of June. Outside the breeding season, it lives in forest.
There is no information on its abundance.
This species is affected by habitat degradation as a result of clear-cutting and the impacts of tourism. It might also be adversely affected by climate change, which is causing both increased droughts and flooding in its range.
It is not known from any protected areas. Research is needed to determine its population numbers, range, threats and conservation needs.
This species was removed from the synonymy of Polypedates dugritei by Li, Wu and Zhao (2006), who also treated P. zhaojuensis as a synonym of this species.
Xie Feng 2008. Rhacophorus hui. In: IUCN 2014