This species is known only from the non-specific type locality of "Congo" (Ahl 1923), which is presumably in Democratic Republic of Congo. Because of the lack of explicit locality data, it is not possible currently to map its range.
Habitat and Ecology
Its habitat and ecological preferences are not well known, but are presumably similar to other members of the genus, and this species probably likewise breeds in water.
There is no information available on the population status of this species. There have been no recent records.
There is no information available on threats to this species.
Its taxonomic validity needs to be reassessed.
Red List Status
Data Deficient (DD)
Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing doubts as to its taxonomic validity as well as absence of recent information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.
The taxonomic status of this species is not clear.
IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2014. Phrynobatrachus congicus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2014: e.T58101A18392571. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2014-1.RLTS.T58101A18392571.en .Downloaded on 23 January 2019