This species is endemic to northwestern Yunnan province in China, from 3,120-4,100m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It inhabits lakes, pools and ponds in alpine areas, occurring near streams and rivers in open, high-elevation habitats. It breeds in still-water pools and ponds.
It is not an uncommon species.
There are no known threats to this species.
A few protected areas are present within the range of this species, including the Baimaxueshan National Nature Reserve.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its relatively wide distribution, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
Lu Shunqing, Yang Datong 2004. Nanorana ventripunctata. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58394A11767025. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T58394A11767025.en .Downloaded on 21 January 2019