This species occurs in the Ethiopia highlands west of the Rift Valley, and in Eritrea, at altitudes of 800-2,500 m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It is a highly aquatic species, particularly associated with permanent rivers, streams and large pools in both montane grassland and montane forest.
It seems to be relatively common in several sites in Ethiopia, though it is almost certainly under-recorded because it is so difficult to catch.
Although not generally threatened, local populations are probably affected by environmental degradation resulting from human expansion and settlement, with the consequent exploitation of resources for subsistence and commercial purposes, as well as water pollution.
It is not known from any protected areas.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its relatively wide distribution and presumed large population.
IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2013. Conraua beccarii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013: e.T58251A18390772. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2013-2.RLTS.T58251A18390772.en .Downloaded on 19 November 2018