Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Tanzania, United Republic of
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IUCN (Red List) status: Critically Endangered (CR).
For Red List information on this species, see the IUCN species account.
From the IUCN Red List Species Account:
This species is known only from the Ukaguru Mountains in eastern Tanzania. The only specimens were collected at 1,840m asl. It has not been found in other, better-surveyed parts of the Eastern Arc mountain chain.
Habitat and Ecology
The only specimens were collected in dry montane forest. The large toe pads suggest that it is arboreal. Its breeding is unknown, but the presence of large numbers of pigmented eggs in the only known specimens suggests that it is neither a live-bearer, nor a direct developer.
Only two female specimens are known.
The forests in the Ukaguru Mountains are poorly protected, and threatened by agricultural encroachment and human settlement.
This species occurs in the Mamiwa-Kisara Forest Reserve. Further survey work is required to determine the biology and population status and trends of this species and the limits of its range.
Kim Howell, Alan Channing 2004. Churamiti maridadi. In: IUCN 2012