This species is endemic to southern and south-western Hainan, China. It has been recorded from 80-840m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It inhabits tropical forests, and breeds in pools and slow-flowing streams.
There is no information on the population status of this species.
Habitat destruction and degradation caused by shifting agriculture, logging, and the construction of hydroelectric plants are major threats to this species.
This species is present in a number of protected areas on the island, including Wuzhishan Nature Reserve.
Red List Status
Listed as Vulnerable because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 20,000 km2, it is known from fewer than ten locations, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat on the the island of Hainan, China.
Michael Wai Neng Lau, Shi Haitao 2004. Sylvirana spinulosa. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58724A89369133. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T58724A11831635.en .Downloaded on 21 January 2019