This species is known only from the type locality of Shuitan in Chenggong County, Yunnan Province, China, although the limits of its distribution are not known. It was collected at 1,940m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It is found in small ponds or rice fields, and its larvae develop in water.
Its population status is not known.
This species is threatened by the loss of its wetland habitats (presumably by drainage) and water pollution from the use of agrochemicals.
It is not present in any protected areas.
Red List Status
Data Deficient (DD)
We consider Cynops chenggongensis to be separate from C. cyanurus, following Zhao and Adler (1993) and Fei et al. (1999).
Fei Liang, Xie Feng 2004. Hypselotriton chenggongensis. In: IUCN 2014