This species is known only from the type locality, Lomami, near Lomela, Sankuru, in central Democratic Republic of Congo. Its taxonomic validity is unclear.
Habitat and Ecology
There is no information on the habitat and ecology of this species, although it presumably breeds by direct development, and is likely to live in lowland rainforest.
The population status of this species is unknown. There have been no recent records.
There is no information on threats to this species.
It has not been recorded from any protected areas. Research is required on the taxonomy, distribution, population status, habitat, ecology and threats to this species.
Red List Status
Data Deficient (DD)
Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing uncertainty as to its taxonomic status as well as absence of recent information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.
There are major taxonomic problems with the genus Arthroleptis through much of Africa. In many cases, the available names can be referred only to museum specimens, not to animals in the field. This is because the identification of these species frequently depends more on their vocalizations than their morphology.
IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2014. Arthroleptis phrynoides. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2014: e.T54379A18363691. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2014-1.RLTS.T54379A18363691.en .Downloaded on 24 February 2019