This species is found at two clearly separated localities in Junlian and Hejiang Counties, in Sichuan Province, China, where it has an altitudinal range of 800-1,100 m asl. It might occur more widely.
Habitat and Ecology
It is found close to streams or springs in forested areas. The eggs are deposited under stones in the streams.
The population status of this species is not known.
This species is threatened by over harvesting for food by local people. It is probably also threatened by habitat loss due to smallholder agriculture, logging and human settlement.
It might occur in Fubo, Chishuihe and Changjianghejiang-Xiaoboduan Nature Reserves, although this requires further investigation.
Red List Status
Data Deficient (DD)
Listed as Data Deficient since it has only recently been described, and there is still very little known about its extent of occurrence, area of occupancy, status and ecological requirements.
Fei Liang, Ye Changyuan, Xie Feng 2017. Megophrys chuannanensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T57538A118184388. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2017-2.RLTS.T57538A118184388.en .Downloaded on 17 January 2019