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)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
Gu Huiqing, Geng Baorong, Yuan Zhigang 2004. Paramesotriton chinensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T59457A11945154. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T59457A11945154.en