Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Tanzania, United Republic of
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IUCN (Red List) status: Vulnerable (VU).
For Red List information on this species, see the IUCN species account.
From the IUCN Red List Species Account:
This species is known only from the Uluguru and Udzungwa Mountains in eastern Tanzania. It is a montane species, but its elevational range is not clear, although it ranges higher than Hoplophryne rogersi.
Habitat and Ecology
It inhabits montane forest, and is often found inside fallen bamboo stems or on wild bananas. It is not found in disturbed forest. The eggs are laid on the inner surface of banana leaves or in stems, or in split bamboo; the tadpoles develop in water trapped in leaf axils or in bamboo.
It is an uncommon species.
It is almost certainly adversely affected by ongoing forest loss, especially due to small-scale agriculture and logging.
It might occur in the Udzungwa National Park, but there have not so far been any records.
Kim Howell, John Poynton, Simon Loader 2004. Hoplophryne uluguruensis. In: IUCN 2012