This species occurs in several widely scattered subpopulations in central and south-western China: Yuexi County in Anhui Province; Longling and Pingbian Counties in Yunnan Province; Weining and Leishan Counties in Guizhou Province; and Sangzhi and Chengbu Counties in Hunan Province. It probably occurs a little more widely than current records suggest. It has been recorded from 600-2,100m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It inhabits forest edges, shrubland, paddy fields, stream banks and creeks in hilly areas, and breeds in pools, ponds and ditches near paddy fields.
It is very rare.
The major threat to this species' habitat is the development of human settlements and associated infrastructure.
Its range includes several protected areas.
Red List Status
Near Threatened (NT)
Listed as Near Threatened because its Extent of Occurrence is probably not much greater than 20,000km2, it occurs in several small, widely separated, sub-populations, and its habitat is probably in decline, thus making the species close to qualifying for Vulnerable.
Michael Wai Neng Lau, Yang Datong 2004. Rhacophorus nigropunctatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58960A11862616. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T58960A11862616.en .Downloaded on 19 January 2019