This species is known only from the unspecified type locality in Eritrea. It is known only from two old specimens, one of which survives. It is possibly closely related to (or even synonymous with) Rana ridibunda. It is also possible that the species is not even native to Eritrea (R. ridibunda having been introduced widely elsewhere in the world), and the specimens were perhaps not even collected in that country, but the amphibian fauna of Eritrea is too poorly known for these issues to be resolved at present. Given the current state of knowledge, it is not possible to map this species' range.
Habitat and Ecology
If this is a valid species, it presumably occurs in or near water.
The population status of this species is unknown.
There is no information on threats to this species.
More research is needed to determine whether or not it is a valid species.
Red List Status
Data Deficient (DD)
Largen (1997) examined the only known specimen (a syntype) of this species and concluded that it was most similar to Pelophylax ridibundus. It should, therefore, be placed in the genus Pelophylax. It is possibly a synonym of a member of the P. ridibundus complex.
Malcolm Largen 2004. Pelophylax demarchii. In: IUCN 2014