Specimens have been assigned to this species from Kivu Province in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, western Rwanda, northwestern Burundi, southwestern Uganda (Bwindi and Kibale Forests), and southwestern Tanzania (Mbisi Forest and Mount Rungwe). Its altitudinal range is unclear, but it at least occurs between 1,460 and 2,800 m asl. Its distributional limits are still unclear, so the map should be considered approximate.
Habitat and Ecology
It is an adaptable leaf-litter species species, living in closed tropical forest, forest edges, savannah, and agricultural areas outside forest. It breeds by direct development, and is not dependent on water.
It is common in the appropriate habitat.
There is little information, but it presumably cannot withstand the complete open access to its habitat.
It is present in the Virunga National Park (Democratic Republic of Congo), Kibale National Park (Uganda) and Bwindi National Park (Uganda). Additional taxonomic work is required for this genus.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, tolerance of a degree of habitat modification and presumed large population.
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. This form almost certainly includes more than one species. In addition, Arthroleptis discodactyla was recently listed as a synonym of Arthroleptis schubotzi (Frost 2013).
IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2013. Arthroleptis schubotzi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013: e.T45550902A18363348. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2013-2.RLTS.T45550902A18363348.en .Downloaded on 14 November 2018