This species is known from a single site near Gatiko in the Ouaka prefecture of the Central African Republic (Channing et al., 2013). The full distribution of the range of this species is unclear.
Habitat and Ecology
It is associated with emergent vegetation at the margins of swamps, rivers, vleis, lakes and pools in savannah and grassland habitats, where is also breeds by larval development.
The species is known from 18 individuals at a single site and thus little is known about the species' population size and trends.
Little is known of the habitat and distribution of this species, so inferring the threats to this species is problematic. However this region is undergoing large habitat changes including agricultural expansion and human settlements could be a problem for it.
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
Data Deficient (DD)
The species is listed as Data Deficient because there is insufficient information on its distribution, population size and trends, and potential threats to its survival.
This species was removed from synonymy with Hyperolius nasutus by Channing et al. 2013.
IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2016. Hyperolius jacobseni. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T48081287A48081290. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-1.RLTS.T48081287A48081290.en .Downloaded on 19 February 2019