This species is only known from Yuexi, Mianning, and Xichang in southern Sichuan Province, China, from 2,600-3,750m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It inhabits small- to medium-sized streams and the surrounding riparian forest. It sometimes also occurs in marshes and at the marshy edges of lakes. Breeding takes place in streams.
There is no information on the currrent population status of this species.
The major threat to this species is habitat destruction and degradation caused by logging in the Yuexi area.
It is recorded from the Luojishan, and Panzhihua-Sutielin Nature Reserves.
Red List Status
Listed as Vulnerable because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 20,000km2, it is known from fewer than ten locations, and there has been decline in the extent and quality of its habitat.
Fei Liang, Xie Feng 2004. Scutiger tuberculatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57623A11665328. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T57623A11665328.en .Downloaded on 19 November 2018