This species is endemic to southern Somalia, particularly, but not entirely, in the floodplains on the Jubba and Webi Shabeelle Rivers.
Habitat and Ecology
Its habitat preferences when it is not breeding are not well known, though it presumably a species of dry savannahs and semi-arid habitats. It breeds in temporary pools and gheltas (permanent pools at the foot of cliffs or in the mouth of caves).
It is a fairly common species.
There is little information. It might be impacted by livestock grazing, and perhaps fire and droughts, but otherwise it does not appear to be significantly threatened at the moment.
It does not occur in any protected areas.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its relatively wide distribution, tolerance of a broad range of habitats and its presumed large population.
This form is sometimes considered to be a synonym of Ptychadena mossambica.
IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2013. Ptychadena gansi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013: e.T58501A18399730. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2013-2.RLTS.T58501A18399730.en .Downloaded on 11 December 2018