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Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Nigeria
IUCN (Red List) status: Least Concern (LC).
This species occurs in extreme southeastern Nigeria (from where it has recently been recorded in the Oban Hills (M. Gartshore pers. comm.), southern and southwestern Cameroon and mainland Equatorial Guinea, generally at low elevations up to 900m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
This is a lowland forest species occurring in hilly areas up to 900m asl. It favours forests that have humid, but not marshy, floors, and requires tall forest with a closed canopy. It breeds in fast, rocky streams with clean water. The males call from the ground not far from water.
It is a common species, especially at 300-900m asl.
It is presumably declining as a result of habitat loss.
It occurs in Cross River National Park (Nigeria), Korup National Park (Cameroon), Monte Alen National Park (Equatorial Guinea), and probably in some other protected areas.
Jean-Louis Amiet, Mary Gartshore 2004. Nyctibates corrugatus. In: IUCN 2012