This species is restricted to Zhejiang and Fujian Provinces in central China, and occurs above 800m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It inhabits hill streams in forests, and breeds in streams, the eggs being laid in water under stones.
The population status of this species is unknown.
Over-collecting for human consumption is a major threat to this species. Habitat destruction and degradation, in particular due to logging and infrastructure development, is also a threat.
The range of the species includes three small sub-national protected areas: Ruoliaojian, Daiyunshan, and Jiulongshan.
Red List Status
Listed as Vulnerable because its Area of Occupancy is less than 2,000 km2, its distribution is severely fragmented, and there is a continuing decline in the number of mature individuals, and in the extent and quality of its habitats in Zheijiang and Fulian Provinces, China.
Gu Huiqing, Geng Baorong 2004. Quasipaa jiulongensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58427A11779925. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T58427A11779925.en .Downloaded on 19 November 2018