This species is an endemic of central and south-western Hainan, China, and has been recorded from 80-780m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It inhabits medium- to large-sized streams, and surrounding riparian habitats. Breeding takes place in streams.
It is not a common species.
The major threat is habitat destruction and degradation due, in particular, to agricultural activities.
It is present in several protected areas in Hainan (nature reserves and forest parks).
Red List Status
Listed as Vulnerable, because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 20,000 km2 and its Area of Occupancy is less than 2,000 km2, its distribution is severely fragmented, and there is a continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat on Hainan Island.
Michael Wai Neng Lau, Shi Haitao 2004. Amolops torrentis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58227A11753192. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T58227A11753192.en .Downloaded on 21 November 2018