This recently described species ranges widely in the interior of northern and central Tanzania, from the Great Ruaha River, north to the Serengeti National Park, and west to Rubondo Island in Lake Victoria, and Tabora. It has been recorded from Lake Awassa, Ethiopia. Frogs that are probably this species have been heard in the Masai Mara Game Reserve in Kenya.
Habitat and Ecology
It occurs in savannahs, including in areas with long dry seasons, and breeds in flooded grassland and in pools of water with fringing vegetation. It also breeds in paddy fields, and has been found in ditches in towns.
It is a common species.
It is an adaptable species that is not facing any significant threats.
It occurs in the Ruaha, Tarangire, Serengeti and Rubobo Island National Parks.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution and presumed large population.
IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2013. Phrynobatrachus bullans. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013: e.T58099A18392212. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2013-2.RLTS.T58099A18392212.en .Downloaded on 20 February 2019