This species is known only from Upemba National Park, and nearby areas, in south-eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.
Habitat and Ecology
Nothing is known about this species' preferred habitat. However if it is like other members of the genus it probably requires water to breed and develops via a larval stage.
It is apparently a very common species, although there have been no recent records, presumably due to a lack of herpetological work within its range.
There is no recent information.
Upemba National Park is the only protected area from which it is currently known. Further research is needed into the distribution and population status, ecology, threats, and use and trade of this species.
Red List Status
Data Deficient (DD)
Listed as Data Deficient in view of the absence of recent information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.
IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2014. Phrynobatrachus anotis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2014: e.T58093A18391651. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2014-1.RLTS.T58093A18391651.en .Downloaded on 20 February 2019