This poorly understood species has been recorded only from the Kihansi-Kilombero floodplain in south-eastern Tanzania at 200-500 m asl. The only records are from Merera, Mbega and from the confluence of the Kihansi and Kilombero Rivers, but it presumably occurs more widely.
Habitat and Ecology
There is very little information on its habitat and ecology, although it is presumably a species of floodplain grassland that breeds by larval development in water.
There is no information on the population status of this species. There have been no recent records, probably because of lack of survey effort.
There is no direct information on threats to this species, but it could be impacted upon by agricultural encroachment, overgrazing by livestock, and expanding human settlements.
It occurs in the poorly protected Kilombero Game Controlled Area. Improved protection of this area would benefit this species. Research is required into this species' distribution and population status, ecology and threats.
Red List Status
Data Deficient (DD)
IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2014. Amietophrynus reesi. In: IUCN 2014