This poorly understood species is known only from Rwanda, Burundi and the Kivu Highlands of eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. It is believed to be a montane species, and the type locality is at 1,800m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It is presumably a species of montane forest, and, if it is similar to other members of the genus, it breeds in streams.
There is no recent information on the population status of this species. There have been no records for many years due to lack of herpetological work within its range.
No information is available on threats to it.
It is likely to occur in several protected areas, such as Nyungwe National Park in Rwanda, but information on which specific protected areas it occurs in is lacking.
Arne Schiøtz, Robert Drewes 2004. Cardioglossa cyaneospila. In: IUCN 2014