This species is known from central China in Chongqing, Hunan, Anhui, Zhejiang, Fujian, Guangdong and Guangxi Provinces, from 200-1,200m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It inhabits large streams and creeks and nearby habitat in the foothills. It breeds in streams and creeks where the larvae also develop.
It is a very common species.
It is susceptible to habitat destruction and degradation. Small numbers of this species are exported for the international pet trade, but probably not at a level to constitute a threat to the species.
The range of this species overlaps with a number of protected areas in the region. It is bred in captivity in Europe.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Gu Huiqing, Geng Baorong, Yuan Zhigang 2004. Paramesotriton chinensis. In: IUCN 2014