This species is known only from the type locality, at 710m asl on Mount Diaoluo, in Lingshui County on Hainan Island, China.
Habitat and Ecology
It has been recorded from bushes and bamboo forests in mid-altitude forest, and might breed by direct development.
There is no information on its population status.
There is very little information on direct threats to this species, but it is likely to be affected by habitat degradation and deforestation arising from smallholder farming and subsistence-level wood extraction.
Its only known locality is within Diaoluoshan Nature Reserve.
Red List Status
Data Deficient (DD)
Listed as Data Deficient since it has only recently been described, and there is still very little information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.
Xie Feng, Jiang Jianping 2006. Liuixalus hainanus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2006: e.T61880A12560384. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2006.RLTS.T61880A12560384.en .Downloaded on 20 January 2019