This species is known from southwestern and central China, northeast India (Assam, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Arunchal Pradesh and Nagaland), northern Myanmar, extreme northern Thailand and Viet Nam. It probably occurs more widely than current records suggest in Southeast Asia, especially in areas between known sites. It is known from elevations between 600-2,500m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
A largely arboreal frog of tropical evergreen and deciduous forest, that is also found in grasslands, and agricultural land close to forests. Breeding habitats are ponds and terraced paddy fields. It was observed as an explosive breeder in almost any water body, including rice paddy fields.
In China this is a very common species. There are no recent data available for Southeast Asia, suggesting that the species might be uncommon, at least, in Thailand and Viet Nam.
General habitat degradation including water pollution might be a threat to this species. In India it is also potentially threatened by over collection for food and medicinal purposes. Consumption is only reported from Nagaland and Maghalaya in India.
The range of this species overlaps with many protected areas. Current distribution and population status data in Southeast Asia are needed.
This species has several subspecies.
Peter Paul van Dijk, Annemarie Ohler, Yang Datong, Lu Shunqing, Sushil Dutta, Sabitry Bordoloi, Debjani Roy 2004. Hyla annectans. In: IUCN 2014