This species is known from hilly areas in central and south-western Hainan, China, from 290-1,000m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It inhabits small, low-gradient streams, seepages and marshes in forested areas, and breeds in streams.
It is not a common species.
The major threat is habitat loss, in particular due to agriculture and infrastructure development.
It is present in several protected areas on the island.
Red List Status
Listed as Vulnerable because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 20,000 km2, its distribution is severely fragmented, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its forest habitat on Hainan Island, China.
Michael Wai Neng Lau, Zhao Ermi, Shi Haitao 2004. Limnonectes fragilis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58334A11768508. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T58334A11768508.en .Downloaded on 16 November 2018