This species ranges from central Côte d’Ivoire, through Ghana and Nigeria, to north-central Cameroon. It presumably ranges further east, at least into Central African Republic and souther Chad, but the limits between this species and Hyperolius acuticeps (or another member of the Hyperolius nasutus complex) are not yet clear. It is presumed to occur in Benin and Togo, and these countries are included in the species' distribution on the map, however there do not appear to be any records from these countries yet.
Habitat and Ecology
It is a species of savannas and grassy habitats, avoiding drier areas. In Cameroon it is absent from areas with less than 1,200 mm of annual rainfall, or with a dry season of longer than seven months. It breeds around pools and grassy flooded areas, and also uses ditches. The males call from grasses above water.
It is probably a common species, but there are few records in many parts of its range, probably because of lack of survey effort. The males sometimes gather in hundreds at breeding sites.
There is little information, but there are unlikely to be significant threats to this species, except locally.
It occurs in several protected areas.
This species was removed from synonymy of Hyperolius nasutus (or Hyperolius acuticeps sensu Channing et al. (2002)) by Amiet (2005).
IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2013. Hyperolius igbettensis. In: IUCN 2014