This species is known from only three localities: Labe (the type locality) and Beyla in Guinea, and the Tingi Hills in Sierra Leone. There has been very little herpetological work carried out within its range, so it is probably more widespread. The exact location of Labe, the type locality, is uncertain, since more than one place in Guinea has this name, but the most likely placement of the type locality is the northernmost locality.
Habitat and Ecology
It presumably lives underground, probably in forest. Other possible habitats are fruit tree plantations, rural gardens and secondary forest. On the assumption that its breeding habits are similar to Geotrypetes seraphini, it is viviparous, and is not dependent on water for breeding.
No information is available on its population status.
No information is available on threats to this species.
It is not known to occur in any protected areas. Further research is needed on its taxonomy, 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 the extent of its distribution, its population status and ecological requirements.
The taxonomy of this genus is in need of revision.
IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2014. Geotrypetes angeli. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2014: e.T59555A16957483. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2014-1.RLTS.T59555A16957483.en .Downloaded on 20 November 2018