This species is only known from north-eastern Guangxi Province (Zhongshan, Fuchuan and Gongchen Counties) in China, from 400-1,200m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It inhabits low-gradient streams in broadleaf forests. Breeding and larval development take place in streams.
It is a rare species.
The major threats to this species include habitat loss due to subsistence wood collection, and over-harvesting for the pet trade.
A few protected areas are present within the range of this species. Some European herpetologists have successfully bred the species in captivity.
Red List Status
Listed as Vulnerable, in view of its extent of occurrence of less than 20,000 km2, with all individuals in fewer than ten locations, and a continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat and in the number of mature individuals.
Zhao Ermi, Yuan Zhigang 2004. Paramesotriton fuzhongensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T59458A11945297. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T59458A11945297.en