This species is known from Emei Shan and Junlian in Sichuan Province, Jiangkou and Yinjiang in Guizhou Province, and Sangzhi in Hunan Province, China, from 600-1,700m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It breeds in slow-flowing streams surrounded by forest, cultivated fields, and grassland.
It is a rare species, and has nearly disappeared from Emei Shan.
The major threats to this species are over-collecting for the pet trade and habitat loss and degradation.
The species' range overlaps with a few protected areas, including Pinghushan and Badagongshan National Nature Reserves, and Emei Shan Natural and Historical Heritage Reserve. It is a protected species in Sichuan, Hunan and Guizhou Provinces.
Fei Liang, Wu Guanfu 2004. Leptobrachium boringii. In: IUCN 2014