This species is endemic to central China, and has been recorded from 500-2,000m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It is an inhabitant of forest and shrubland, and breeds in hill streams by larval development.
It is a common species although some populations have experienced declines.
The most important threat to this species is over-collecting for food, although water pollution caused by the mining industry is also a threat.
There are many protected areas within the range of this species. It is necessary to ensure that the offtake of this species from the wild is managed sustainably.
Li Pipeng, Zhao Wenge 2004. Nanorana quadranus. In: IUCN 2014