This species is known from Zhejiang, Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Jiangxi and Hunan provinces in southern China, from 580-2,030m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It inhabits broadleaf forests, and breeds in streams. The tadpoles over-winter.
It is not a common species.
Habitat destruction and degradation are major threats to this species, in particular logging, infrastructure development and dam construction.
Many protected areas in the region support this species. It is a protected species in Jiangxi and Fujian.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
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