This species ranges from southwestern Côte d’Ivoire west to western Cameroon, with an apparent distributional gap in Benin. Hillers et al., 2009, provided the first Togo records. It is to be expected in Liberia.
Habitat and Ecology
It lives in lowland moist forest and in degraded forest and bush land. In Taï National Park it occurs only in primary forest. It breeds in temporary forest ponds, with the eggs that are placed on leaves above water, into which the tadpoles fall.
It is an abundant species.
Although somewhat adaptable, there is a limit to the amount of opening up of its habitat that it can tolerate, and so it is probably impacted by agricultural expansion and increasing human settlements.
It is found in the Bobiri Forest Reserve (Ghana), Taï National Park (Côte d’Ivoire), Korup National Park (Cameroon), and presumably in several other protected areas.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, tolerance of a degree of habitat modification and its presumed large population.
IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2013. Hyperolius sylvaticus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013: e.T56211A18384172. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2013-2.RLTS.T56211A18384172.en .Downloaded on 20 February 2019