Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: South Africa
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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 endemic to Riviersonderend, Du Toitsberg, Elandskloof and Limietberg Mountains in Western Cape Province, South Africa. It occurs at 300-2,000m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It is a species of fynbos heath land that does not survive in degraded areas. It breeds in wet mossy areas near rivers, hillside or roadside seepages, and heavily vegetated streams. It lays 8-10 eggs in moss or similar vegetation, which develop directly, without a larval stage.
It is patchily distributed but widespread but in small populations in a habitat that is not significantly fragmented.
Its habitat is largely protected, although it is being impacted by the spread of alien species (in particular pines), and fires taking place too frequently. However, these threats are believed to be relatively minor.
It occurs in several protected areas.
Leslie Minter, Alan Channing, James Harrison 2004. Arthroleptella bicolor. In: IUCN 2012