This species is known only from Upemba National Park, and nearby areas, in south-eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.
Habitat and Ecology
Nothing is known about this species' preferred habitat. However if it is like other members of the genus it probably requires water to breed and develops via a larval stage.
It is apparently a very common species, although there have been no recent records, presumably due to a lack of herpetological work within its range.
There is no recent information.
Upemba National Park is the only protected area from which it is currently known. Further research is needed into the distribution and population status, ecology, threats, and use and trade of this species.
IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2014. Phrynobatrachus anotis. In: IUCN 2014