This species ranges from central Guinea to north-central Cameroon. It presumably ranges further east, at least into Central African Republic and southern Chad, but the limits between this species and other members of the Hyperolius nasutus complex are not yet clear. It is presumed to occur in Benin and Togo, and these countries are included in the species' distribution on the map, however there do not appear to be any records from these countries yet.
Habitat and Ecology
It is a species of savannas and grassy habitats, avoiding drier areas. In Cameroon it is absent from areas with less than 1,200 mm of annual rainfall, or with a dry season of longer than seven months. It breeds by larval development around pools and grassy flooded areas, and also uses ditches. The males call from grasses above water.
It is probably a common species.
There is little information, but there are unlikely to be significant threats to this species other than localized threats.
It is likely to occur in several protected areas.
The species requires ongoing and improved protection of its habitat, in particular its wetland habitats, and the specific sites where it has been recorded.
Further work is required to better understand the species' taxonomy and hence its distribution, population size and trends, ecological requirements, and threats.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population and large amount of available suitable habitat.
This species was removed from synonymy of Hyperolius nasutus (or Hyperolius acuticeps sensu Channing et al. (2002)) by Amiet (2005).
IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2016. Hyperolius igbettensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T61798A86554881. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-1.RLTS.T61798A86554881.en .Downloaded on 15 November 2018