This species is known from the Eastern Highlands of Zimbabwe where it was collected in the Nyanga National Park, and also from Kaningina Forest Reserve in northern Malawi (Channing et al. 2013). There have been no records of the species in the intervening areas or in Mozambique thus far and the limits of its distribution remain largely uncertain. Its extent of occurrence (EOO) is 16,195 km2.
Habitat and Ecology
This species is found in highland habitats. This is uncertainty about its precise habitat, but if it is similar to its conspecifics its likely to occur in a broad range of habitats including forest edges and open, swamp-like areas. Its breeding is unknown, though it presumably takes place by larval development in ponds.
Only eight specimens have ever been collected at two sites that are approximatey 800 km apart and thus little is known about the species' population size and trends.
The habitat this species occurs in (forest edge and open woodland areas) is under threat from increasing expansion of agriculture and human settlements.
The species occurs in Nyanga National Park and Kaningina Forest Reserve.
It requires ongoing and improved protection of its habitat and the specific sites where it has been recorded.
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
Listed as Vulnerable because its extent of occurrence (EOO) is 16,195 km2, it is thought to occur in fewer than 10 threat-defined locations and there is ongoing decline in the quality and extent of its habitat.
This species was removed from synonymy with Hyperolius nasutus by Channing et al. 2013.
IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2016. Hyperolius inyangae. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T48081228A48081244. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-1.RLTS.T48081228A48081244.en .Downloaded on 13 December 2018