The species is presently only confirmed from northern Angola, the Cabinda enclave of Angola, and Gabon (Channing et al. 2013). However, it is thought to range from southern Cameroon, east and south through Gabon to the lower Congo Basin (Congo and Democratic Republic of the Congo) and to the most northern parts of Angola, and the north-western Zambian highlands (Channing et al. 2013) and has been mapped as such.
Habitat and Ecology
It is associated with emergent vegetation at the margins of swamps, rivers, vleis, lakes and pools in savanna and grassland habitats, where is also breeds by larval development. Other species present during collection were Phrynobatrachus mababiensis, Hyperolius angolensis, Hyperolius cf. cinereus, and Hoplobatrachus occipitalis (Channing et al. 2013).
There is little information on the population size and trends.
No threats are known.
It probably occurs in several protected areas.
Further work is required to better understand the species' taxonomy and hence its distribution, population size and trends, ecological requirements, and threats.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population and large amount of available suitable habitat.
This species has been split from Hyperolius adspersus (Channing et al. 2013).
IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2017. Hyperolius dartevellei. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T76317611A113952275. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2017-2.RLTS.T76317611A113952275.en .Downloaded on 19 February 2019