This species is restricted to the central mountain range and Nau Kou in Taiwan, Province of China, above 2,750m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It inhabits undisturbed conifer forests at high elevations. Breeding takes place in streams where the larvae also develop.
It is a very rare species.
The major threat is habitat destruction and degradation, mainly due to the development of infrastructure for tourism.
This is a protected species in Taiwan, Province of China, and it is present in Taroko National Park.
Lue Kuangyang, Chou Wenhao 2004. Hynobius sonani. In: IUCN 2014