This species is present in Zhejiang Province (Zhenhai, Xiaoshan, Wenling, Yiwu, Beilun and Zhoushan [including Zhoushan Dao Island]), China. It is present at elevations of 50-200m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It inhabits forests and arable fields in hilly areas. It breeds in pools and small streams where the larvae also develop.
It is common in most of its localities.
This species is threatened by habitat loss, due to clear-cutting, and water pollution (presumably by agrochemicals).
There are no protected areas within the range of this species, and there is a need for improved protection and maintenance of existing forest habitat in its range.
Red List Status
Hynobius yiwuensis is here treated as a valid species, separate from H. chinensis, following Fei et al. (1999) and Fu et al. (2003).
Xie Feng 2004. Hynobius yiwuensis. In: IUCN 2014