This species is found in only one cave in Baicun, Wuchuan County, in Guizhou province, China, at about 700m asl. Attempts to locate the species at other localities have been unsuccessful.
Habitat and Ecology
Frogs at the type locality were found in a stream some 30m inside a limestone cave. Breeding and larval development take place in streams.
The population is known to be very small.
This species has a very restricted range and specific habitat requirements, which make it particularly vulnerable to disturbance, particularly since touristic activities in the area are becoming an increasing problem.
The one known location of this species is not within any protected area, and the establishment of a well-managed protected area for this species is urgent. Given the small population size, this species requires close monitoring.
Red List Status
Critically Endangered (CR)
Fei Liang, Li Cheng 2004. Odorrana wuchuanensis. In: IUCN 2014