This species is known only from the type locality, Murugaragara, near Mosso, Rutana, in south-eastern Burundi, at 1,200 m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
There is no information available regarding its habitat or ecology, although it presumably breeds by direct development.
Its population status is unknown. There are no recent records of this species.
There is no information on major threats to this species.
It is not known from any protected areas. Research is needed on the taxonomy, distribution, population status, habitat, ecology, use and possible threats to the species.
Red List Status
Data Deficient (DD)
Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing taxonomic uncertainty and 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 2014. Arthroleptis mossoensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2014: e.T54376A18364154. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2014-1.RLTS.T54376A18364154.en .Downloaded on 15 November 2018