This species is endemic to the hilly areas in southern Hainan Province, China, where it has been recorded from 320-1,080m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It inhabits rainforests and bamboo forests, and breeds in rain-filled bamboo stems by larval development. It has not been recorded outside forest.
It is known from less than 10 locations.
The major threat is habitat loss due to infrastructure development for tourism and logging.
It is known to be present in several protected areas across the region.
Red List Status
Listed as Endangered because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 5,000km2, its distribution is severely fragmented, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat on Hainan, China.
Michael Wai Neng Lau, Shi Haitao 2004. Liuixalus ocellatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58880A11842319. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T58880A11842319.en .Downloaded on 21 January 2019