This species is known only from the type locality, Kiandjo, at 1,850-1,950 m asl near Mwengwa, in the Itombwe Mountains, in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.
Habitat and Ecology
It is found in montane forest. There is no further information on its ecology or reproductive biology.
The population status of this species is unknown. This species has not been seen despite recent fieldwork within the region (E. Greenbaum pers. comm. May 2012).
It is presumably at risk from forest loss due to smallholder farming, logging, and infrastructure development.
This species is not known to occur in any protected areas, although a protected area in the Itombwe Mountains has been proposed and is being established. Currently the area has no effective protection. A recent survey shows that the natural habitat at the type locality is no longer present. More information is needed on this species' distribution, population status, natural history and threats.
Red List Status
Data Deficient (DD)
IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2013. Laurentophryne parkeri. In: IUCN 2014