This species is present in northeastern India (Arunachal Pradesh and Nagaland states) and central China. It is found at elevations of 100-2,500m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It is associated with riparian vegetation, hill streams and leaf-litter in evergreen tropical forest habitat. It breeds in streams.
It is a reasonably common species.
Deforestation is a threat to this species.
The species has been recorded from Moulin Wild Life Sanctuary and Shera Wild Life Sanctuary in India and many protected areas in China. Recent field studies have been undertaken by Bordoloi (2000).
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.
It is uncertain that examples of this taxon from outside China can truly be referred to Xenophrys boettgeri.
Michael Wai Neng Lau, Geng Baorong, Gu Huiqing, Sushil Dutta, Mohini Mohan Borah, Sabitry Bordoloi 2004. Megophrys boettgeri. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57632A11667261. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T57632A11667261.en .Downloaded on 15 November 2018