This species ranges from western Angola, through Shaba Province in southern Democratic Republic of Congo, to northern Zambia and southern Malawi. There are few recorded localities through its wide range. It presumably occurs also in western Mozambique and it is possibly also present in Tanzania.
Habitat and Ecology
It is apparently associated with humid savannah and forests. Its ability to adapt to altered habitats is not known. The males call from concealed positions in dense vegetation in swamps or slow-flowing streams. Its breeding is unknown, but it presumably takes place in swamps and streams.
It is a poorly known species, and there is no information on its abundance.
It is widely distributed in a region of low human impact, and so it is unlikely to be significantly threatened.
It occurs in the Upemba National Park (Democratic Republic of Congo) and presumably also in several other protected areas.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its relatively wide distribution, its tolerance of a variety of habitats and its presumed large population.
IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2013. Ptychadena ansorgii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013: e.T58491A18399060. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2013-2.RLTS.T58491A18399060.en .Downloaded on 19 November 2018