This species ranges from eastern Sierra Leone through Liberia, southern Guinea, southern Côte d’Ivoire and southern Ghana to western Togo. Records from central Africa refer to Bufo latifrons.
Habitat and Ecology
It lives only in primary forest, usually in close association with the streams in which it breeds, and is usually found on stones in shallow water, or among vegetation next to the streams. It breeds in the slow-flowing sections of the streams and the eggs are glued underwater with mud.
It is usually uncommon, but can be extremely abundant locally.
This species is affected by ongoing deforestation throughout its range, due to logging, agricultural expansion, and human settlements. It is more threatened in the east of its range, where recent information on its status is very limited.
It occurs in several protected areas.
Red List Status
Near Threatened (NT)
Mark-Oliver Rödel, Mills Tandy 2004. Amietophrynus togoensis. In: IUCN 2014