This species is endemic to central Yunnan Province (Jingdong and Shuangbai Counties) in China, and occurs from 1,800-2,600m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It inhabits and breeds in forest streams, the eggs being laid in water under stones.
It is a rare species.
The major threat is overharvesting by the local people for food.
It occurs in the Ailaoshan and Wuliangshan National Nature Reserves. There is a need to ensure that the offtake of this species from the wild for human consumption is managed sustainably.
Red List Status
Listed as Endangered because its Area of Occupancy is less than 500km2, it is known from fewer than five locations, and there is a continuing decline in the number of mature individuals due to exploitation for human consumption.
Lu Shunqing, Yang Datong 2004. Nanorana maculosa. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58430A11780304. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T58430A11780304.en .Downloaded on 18 February 2019