This species occurs along the eastern coastal areas of South Africa, from just south of Port St Johns north to the Mozambique border. It ranges inland up to 1,000 m asl. It has not been recorded from Mozambique, but it might occur there.
Habitat and Ecology
It lives and breeds in leaf litter in coastal forest and thicket, and adjacent grasslands. Its calling is stimulated by rain and it is commonly heard during daylight hours in wet weather. It is very adaptable, and lives in gardens, parks, and alien tree plantations. Breeding is by direct development.
It is a very abundant species.
It is adversely affected by coastal development, in particular expansion of sugar cane cultivation and urban expansion.
It occurs in several protected areas.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution in eastern South Africa, tolerance of a broad range of habitats, and presumed large population.
IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2013. Arthroleptis wahlbergii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013: e.T54393A3015050. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2013-2.RLTS.T54393A3015050.en .Downloaded on 16 December 2018