This species occurs in Cameroon south of Sanaga River, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, southwestern Central African Republic, Congo, and the Mayombe Hills of extreme western Democratic Republic of Congo. It is found from sea level up to 1,000m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It is found in and around streams and small rivers in lowland forest (including gallery forest). It can live in dense secondary vegetation if there is forest nearby. It breeds in flowing water; the tadpoles live in fast-flowing water and hide in cracks under stones.
It is a very common species.
It is presumably declining because of habitat loss as a result of logging and agricultural expansion.
It presumably occurs in several protected areas.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category
Jean-Louis Amiet, Marius Burger 2004. Astylosternus batesi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T54415A11139307. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T54415A11139307.en .Downloaded on 22 January 2019