This species is endemic to central China and is known from Sichuan, Hunan, Hubei, Guizhou, Jiangxi and Fujian Provinces. It probably occurs more widely than current records suggest, especially in areas between known sites. It has been recorded from 700-1,300m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It inhabits creeks, ponds, paddy fields and the surrounding habitats (such as shrublands and forests) in hilly areas. It breeds in still water habitats such as ponds, pools and paddy fields.
It is a very common species.
Infrastructure development for tourism and agricultural pollution are major threats to the species.
A number of protected areas are present within the range of this species.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, tolerance of a broad range of habitats, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
Xie Feng, Liang Gang 2004. Rhacophorus chenfui. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58941A11859824. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T58941A11859824.en .Downloaded on 21 January 2019