This species is known from KwaZulu-Natal Province and East Griqualand (in Eastern Cape Province), southeastern South Africa. It occurs up to 2,700 m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It lives in pockets of forest and dense vegetation in the Drakensberg and the midlands in Kwa-Zulu Natal. It breeds in wet mossy areas in riverine bush and forest near waterfalls and rapids. Clutches of 14-40 eggs are laid in moss and leaf-litter on edges of streams. The eggs develop directly without a larval stage.
It lives in small, fragmented populations over wide area.
There are no obvious threats, since its habitat is generally well protected.
Much of its range at high altitudes is in protected areas.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its relatively wide distribution and presumed large population.
IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2013. Anhydrophryne hewitti. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013: e.T58059A3064127. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2013-2.RLTS.T58059A3064127.en .Downloaded on 19 February 2019