This species is endemic to central China, and is found in Hubei, Hunan, Sichuan, Anhui and probably Jiangxi provinces. It has been recorded from 60-1,070m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It inhabits paddy fields, lotus ponds and other ponds filled by water plants.
It is a very common species.
Habitat destruction and degradation caused by infrastructure development and water pollution are threats to this species.
The range of this species overlaps with a number of protected areas.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, tolerance of a degree of habitat modification, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
The validity of this species is in doubt and the exact delineation of the range of this taxon and of Pelophylax plancyi is not clear.
Michael Wai Neng Lau, Zhao Ermi 2004. Pelophylax hubeiensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58620A11813354. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T58620A11813354.en .Downloaded on 21 January 2019