This poorly known species occurs in eastern and central Democratic Republic of Congo, at 750-1,000 m asl. There do not appear to be any recent records, presumably because of lack of recent herpetological work within its range.
Habitat and Ecology
It is found in dense forest, where it is associated with stagnant pools where it presumably breeds. Its adaptability to secondary habitats is not known, though it is likely to favour undisturbed forest.
The population status of this species is unknown.
Local populations are probably being affected by forest loss as a result of agricultural encroachment, expanding human settlements, and removal of wood.
It occurs in the Virunga National Park, and perhaps in other protected areas.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution and presumed large population.
The relationship between this species and Afrixalus equatorialis requires further examination (Schiøtz 1999).
IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2013. Afrixalus leucostictus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013: e.T56068A18370742. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2013-2.RLTS.T56068A18370742.en .Downloaded on 19 February 2019