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.
Red List Status
Listed as Endangered, because its Area of Occupancy is less than 500km2, and its distribution is severely fragmented, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat, in the number of mature individuals, and in the number of subpopulations.
Fei Liang, Wu Guanfu 2004. Leptobrachium boringii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57625A11665713. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T57625A11665713.en .Downloaded on 23 February 2019