This species is known only from the Tingi Hills in Sierra Leone. It is probably related to the Amietophrynus latifrons complex, and might not be a valid species.
Habitat and Ecology
There is no information on its habitat and ecology. It presumably breeds in water and develops via a free-living, aquatic larval stage.
The population status of this species is unknown.
Nothing is known about specific threats to this species.
It has not been recorded from any protected areas. Research is needed into its taxonomy, population and distribution, ecology and threats to this species.
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.
This species was considered to be a synonym of Amietophrynus latifrons by Tandy and Keith (1972). Its taxonomic status remains uncertain, and Tandy (pers. comm.) suggests that it might be conspecific with Amietophrynus. togoensis or A. camerunensis.
This species was under the generic name Amietophrynus but is now treated under Sclerophrys (Frost 2016).
This is an amended assessment created to account for the change in generic name.
IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2016. Sclerophrys cristiglans. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T54618A107345151. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T54618A107345151.en