Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Mozambique, Zambia
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IUCN (Red List) status: Least Concern (LC).
For Red List information on this species, see the IUCN species account.
From the IUCN Red List Species Account:
This species is so far known from two apparently isolated areas: the coastal plain of central Mozambique in the flood plain of the Pungwe River, north to Thuchila in southern Malawi; and floodplains in the Zambezi catchment area in central and southwestern Zambia. Because its call is not known, it is under-recorded, and probably occurs more widely, in particular between these two areas. It occurs from sea level up to at least 1,000m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
More fieldwork is required to identify its preferred habitat, but it has been found in grassy areas that flood during the rains. Its breeding is unknown, though it is likely to take place in temporary pools. Its adaptability to altered habitats in unknown.
The population status of this species is unknown.
No information is available.
It probably occurs in several protected area, and is presumably present in the Kafue National Park in Zambia.
Mills Tandy, Alan Channing, John Poynton 2004. Poyntonophrynus beiranus. In: IUCN 2012