This species occurs in western and southwestern Uganda (north to the Budongo Forest), eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, and western and northwestern Rwanda. There is an apparently isolated population in western Kenya, but the range is still very poorly known, and the map should be regarded as provisional. Records from Mount Kenya and from Katera south of Mount Kenya are not included here, pending confirmation of their identity. Its altitudinal range is not well known, but it is probably usually above 1,000 m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It is a leaf-litter puddle frog, generally living in the interior of, and on the edge of montane forest. It is often associated with swampy in forest. The eggs are larvae laid in water, generally in swampy situations, where the larvae develop.
It is a common species where it occurs.
Little information is available, though it is likely to be impacted by loss of habitats for agriculture, livestock, wood extraction and human settlements.
It occurs in Kibale National Park and Bwindi National Park (both Uganda) and Kakamega National Park (Kenya).
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its relatively wide distribution, its tolerance of a broad range of habitats and its presumed large population.
IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2013. Phrynobatrachus graueri. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013: e.T58114A18393601. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2013-2.RLTS.T58114A18393601.en .Downloaded on 24 February 2019