The species is known from two localities in western Nyungwe National Park in southern Rwanda where it was recorded at 1,940 m asl. While it possibly also occurs in similar habitats in other areas of Nyungwe National Park and in the adjacent Kibira National Park in Burundi (Dehling 2012), the current lack of additional information makes it difficult to map the species beyond these two sites.
Habitat and Ecology
It is associated with emergent vegetation at the margins of small swamps and streams in forest habitat. It breeds by larval development in small temporary ponds.
The species is common at recorded localities, but its population trend is unknown.
As the species appears to be restricted to forest habitat, ongoing deforestation caused by agricultural expansion and wood extraction would be a major threat to this species.
This species is known from Nyungwe National Park and is suspected to also occur in Kibira National Park in Burundi. These parks protect one of the largest forests of its kind in Africa and is renowned for its species richness (Dehling 2012).
Further work is required to understand the population size and distribution.
Red List Status
Data Deficient (DD)
Listed as Data Deficient because the lack of range data means there is a high level of uncertainty around the limits of its range: it could occur widely throughout the Nyungwe National Park and Kibira National Park in Burundi, or it could be locally endemic as is the case with many species in the Albertine Rift.
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