This species is currently known only from Yangmingshan region, in Shuangpai County, Hunan Province, China, at 840-1,300m asl (Shen et al., 2007). It might occur more widely.
Habitat and Ecology
In the non-breeding season it lives in forest (Shen et al., 2007). It breeds in October, laying eggs in paddy fields, ponds and other still water habitats (Shen et al., 2007).
It is common where it occurs (Shen et al., 2007).
The habitat of this species is being affected by clear-cutting. The species might also be adversely affected by climate change in future, causing the drying of breeding habitats.
It occurs in the Yangmingshan National Nature Reserve. Research is needed to determine its population numbers, range, threats and conservation needs. Habitat protection is probably important for this species.
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.
Xie Feng 2008. Rana hanluica. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T135769A4199089. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2008.RLTS.T135769A4199089.en .Downloaded on 17 January 2019