This species is currently known from two localities in the Simandou Range of south-eastern Guinea: from the type locality close to the village of Morigbadougou, on Dofa River on the north-eastern flank of the Pic de Fon mountain peak; and from Tiyeko near Traorela, a village to the north-west of Pic de Fon, in Parc National du Haut Niger.
Habitat and Ecology
It has been recorded close to rivers in gallery forests at the type locality. There is no habitat information known from the second locality, but it presumably lives in the forest habitats within the park. This species is not believed to be tolerant of habitat degradation. It is presumably a larval developing species, like other members of the genus.
There is no detailed information available about the population status of this species, but it appears to be rare or restricted to specific primary habitats.
There are various threats to this species. In the Simandou Range, remaining habitat is fragmented into small patches, and logging to clear land for agriculture as well as for commercial purposes is a major threat, as are bushfires. The type locality is heavily threatened by open cast mining.
The two localities for this species are in the Forêt Classée du Pic de Fon (although this does not protect against mining) and Parc National du Haut Niger, although a recent survey here did not record this species (Rödel pers. comm.).
Mark-Oliver Rödel, M.A. Bangoura 2006. Hylarana fonensis. In: IUCN 2014