This species is known from central China in southeastern Sichuan, northeastern Yunnan and western Guizhou provinces, from 1,000-1,800m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It inhabits marshes, pools, ponds and the surrounding habitats in hilly areas. It lives in still water ponds. It nests and breeds around the ponds in May.
It is a very common species.
There are no major threats to this species.
The range of this species overlaps with several protected areas. It is currently protected in many provinces of China.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its relatively 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.
Wu Guanfu, Wang Yuezhao 2004. Babina daunchina. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58586A11791620. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T58586A11791620.en .Downloaded on 18 January 2019