This species' distribution is traditionally given as Limbe and Ndikinimeki in Cameroon, but this has been shown to be erroneous (LeBreton 1999). It is known only from its type locality at Mundame am Mungo, north-east of Mount Cameroon in south-western Cameroon. Using its range as a proxy, its estimated extent of occurrence (EOO) is 38 km2.
Habitat and Ecology
Its habitat and breeding ecology are unknown (Wilkinson et al. 2003).
There is no information on this species' population status. It is known only from the type specimen, which has been lost, and it has not been recorded since 1912 or before.
No information is available on threats to this species.
It is not known to occur in any protected areas. Research is needed on the species taxonomy, population status, natural history, and threats. Monitoring is required to establish its population trends.
Red List Status
Data Deficient (DD)
Listed as Data Deficient in view of the absence of recent information on the extent of its distribution, population status, threats and ecological requirements.
IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2014. Herpele multiplicata. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2014: e.T59564A16957900. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2014-1.RLTS.T59564A16957900.en .Downloaded on 17 January 2019