This species is known only from western Cameroon on the southern slopes of Mount Manenguba and from Mount Bana and Mount Nlonako on the Bamileke Plateau at an altitude of 1,200-1,400m asl. It presumably occurs more widely in the Bamileke Plateau, and there is an unconfirmed record from the Rumpi Hills.
Habitat and Ecology
It lives in or near flowing water in lower montane and submontane forest, often in very steep, precipitous areas close to torrents. It probably hides in holes during the day, and breeds in mountain streams.
It is common on Mount Manenguba.
This species is experiencing severe habitat loss within its very small range. However, it is capable of adapting to a measure of forest degradation.
The species is not known from any protected areas, and habitat protection of the remaining montane forests in western Cameroon is urgently needed.
Jean-Louis Amiet 2004. Astylosternus perreti. In: IUCN 2014