This species is from the Itombwe and Kabobo Highlands in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. The type locality is at 2,350-2,400 m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It is believed to live in montane forest, and to breed by direct development.
There is no recent information on the population status of this species. There are no recent records of this species due to lack of herpetological work within its range.
There is no information on major threats to this species.
It is not known to occur in any protected areas. As with other species of this genus, taxonomic research is needed to clarify the identity of this taxon. In addition, surveys are needed to determine this species' distribution, population status, natural history and threats.
Red List Status
Data Deficient (DD)
Listed as Data Deficient in view of the absence of recent information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.
There are major taxonomic problems with the genus Arthroleptis through much of Africa. In many cases, the available names can be referred only to museum specimens, not to animals in the field. This is because the identification of these species frequently depends more on their vocalizations than their morphology.
IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2013. Arthroleptis hematogaster. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013: e.T54372A18364309. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2013-2.RLTS.T54372A18364309.en .Downloaded on 20 February 2019