This species is only known from Yangbi, on the western side of Yunling Mountain, in Yunnan Province, China, from 1,800-2,400m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It inhabits mountain forests and cultivated fields, and breeds in streams where the larvae also develop.
It is not uncommon within its restricted range.
This species is threatened by habitat destruction taking place within its range due to smallholder farming.
It is only known from a small nature reserve, called Tongbiguan.
Red List Status
Data Deficient (DD)
Listed as Data Deficient since it has only recently been described, and there is still very little information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.
Yang Datong, Lu Shunqing 2004. Bufo aspinius. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T54580A11153934. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T54580A11153934.en