This species is known only from a single site near Lupiro, at the northern tip of the Mahenge massif, in the Ifakara district of central Tanzania (Channing et al. 2013).
Habitat and Ecology
This species' habitat is very poorly known. The coordinates of the only known specimens place it in an open woodland habitat near to human settlements, but its adaptability to anthropogenic habitats is unknown. However it is likely to be a fairly adaptable species similar to its conspecifics. Its breeding biology is unknown, however it is presumed to take place by larval development in ponds.
The species is known from two specimens at a single site and thus little is known about the species' population size and trends.
The habitat this species occurs in is under threat from increasing expansion of agriculture and human settlements. However it is unclear how tolerant this species is to such changes.
It might occur in nearby the Kilombero Valley Floodplain Ramsar site or Lohombero/Luwengu Forest Reserve.
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
Data Deficient (DD)
The species is listed as Data Deficient because there is insufficient information on its distribution, population size and trends, and potential threats to its survival.
This species was removed from synonymy with Hyperolius nasutus by Channing et al. 2013.
IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2016. Hyperolius lupiroensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T48081344A48081352. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-1.RLTS.T48081344A48081352.en .Downloaded on 18 November 2018