This species is known from hilly areas in central and south-western Hainan, China, from 290-1,000m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It inhabits small, low-gradient streams, seepages and marshes in forested areas, and breeds in streams.
It is not a common species.
The major threat is habitat loss, in particular due to agriculture and infrastructure development.
It is present in several protected areas on the island.
Michael Wai Neng Lau, Zhao Ermi, Shi Haitao 2004. Limnonectes fragilis. In: IUCN 2013