This species is known from only two locations at Leishan, in south-eastern Guizhou Province, China, from 800-1,800m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It inhabits broadleaf forests, and breeds in slow-flowing streams.
It is now considered to be a very rare species.
Over-collecting by local villagers for consumption is a major threat to this species, and habitat destruction and degradation due to collection of wood is also a potential threat.
It occurs in Leigongshan Nature Reserve, which is reported to be highly degraded, and there is clearly a need for improved management of this area. There is also a need to carefully monitor and regulate local trade in this species. All frogs, including this species, are protected in Guizhou.
Red List Status
Listed as Endangered because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 5,000 km2, all individuals are in fewer than five locations, and there is continuing decline in the number of mature individuals in Guizhou, China.
Zhao Ermi, Wu Guanfu 2004. Leptobrachium leishanense. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57627A11666173. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T57627A11666173.en .Downloaded on 13 December 2018