This species is known only from eastern Fujian province (Fuzhou, Fuqing, Yongtai and Changle, Xianyou), China. It has been recorded from 110-550m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It inhabits pools, marshes and grassy banks along small streams, but also occurs in the grassy edges of paddy fields. It breeds in still-water habitats.
This is an uncommon species that is in decline, and the Fuzhou population has entirely disappeared.
The decline of this species is probably related to habitat loss due to infrastructure development and intensification of agriculture, as well as water pollution.
It is not known to be present in any protected areas, and habitat protection is urgently needed.
Red List Status
Critically Endangered (CR)
Listed as Critically Endangered because its Area Of Occupancy is less than 10km2, its distribution is severely fragmented, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat, in the number of locations, and in the number of mature individuals.
Michael Wai Neng Lau, Geng Baorong 2004. Glandirana minima. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58666A11821919. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T58666A11821919.en .Downloaded on 14 December 2018