This species is known with certainty only from the type locality, Accra, in Ghana. Animals found in the Togo-Volta Highlands of Ghana could possibly belong to this species, or to Arthroleptis brevipes. Alternatively, A. zimmeri could prove to be the correct name for a widespread savannah species of Arthroleptis.
Habitat and Ecology
There is no information on its habitat or ecology. It presumably breeds by direct development, like other members of the genus.
The population status of this species is unknown.
There is no information on the threats to this species.
There is no information on conservation measures for this species. It is not known from any protected areas. Research is required on the taxonomy, distribution, population status, habitat, ecology and threats to this species.
Red List Status
Data Deficient (DD)
This species is known only from type locality and is 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. This species' name, Arthroleptis zimmeri, cannot yet be assigned with certainty to any known species in the wild.
IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2014. Arthroleptis zimmeri. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2014: e.T54396A18365360. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2014-1.RLTS.T54396A18365360.en .Downloaded on 13 November 2018