This species is so far known from two apparently isolated areas: the coastal plain of central Mozambique in the flood plain of the Pungwe River, north to Thuchila in southern Malawi; and floodplains in the Zambezi catchment area in central and southwestern Zambia. Because its call is not known, it is under-recorded, and probably occurs more widely, in particular between these two areas. It occurs from sea level up to at least 1,000 m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
More fieldwork is required to identify its preferred habitat, but it has been found in grassy areas that flood during the rains. Its breeding is unknown, though it is likely to take place in temporary pools. Its adaptability to altered habitats is unknown.
The population status of this species is unknown.
No information is available.
It probably occurs in several protected area, and is presumably present in the Kafue National Park in Zambia.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern because, although it is seldom recorded, it has a relatively wide distribution, occurs in an area with extensive available habitats and has a presumed large population.
IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2013. Poyntonophrynus beiranus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013: e.T54586A46811247. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2013-2.RLTS.T54586A46811247.en .Downloaded on 21 November 2018