This species occurs from northeastern and north-central Angola through southern Democratic Republic of Congo to northern Zambia. A record from western Angola requires confirmation. It is poorly known, and is likely to range more widely.
Habitat and Ecology
There is little information, but it has been found in riparian forest in humid savannah, occurring mainly in upland areas. There is no information on its adaptability to secondary habitats. It is associated with permanent waterbodies. Its breeding has not been described, but, like others members of its genus, it presumably requires permanent waterbodies, such as lakes, small rivers, ponds and swamps.
There is little recent information, but it is likely to be common in suitable habitats.
It is widely distributed in an area of limited human impact, and so it is unlikely to be significantly threatened.
It occurs in the Upemba National Park (Democratic Republic of Congo), and probably in several other protected areas.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, tolerance of a broad range of habitats and its presumed large population.
IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2013. Amnirana lemairei. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013: e.T58197A89361660. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2013-2.RLTS.T58197A18406569.en .Downloaded on 21 January 2019