This species is known only from Katanga Province, in southern Democratic Republic of Congo.
Habitat and Ecology
It is likely to occur in inundated grasslands in savannah, like other members of its genus, and it presumably breeds in inundated grasslands, marshes and temporary streams and pools.
Only 12 specimens of this species are known.
There is no information on threats to this species.
It occurs in Upemba National Park.
Red List Status
Data Deficient (DD)
Listed as Data Defficient in view of the absence of recent information on its Extent of Occurrence, status and ecological requirements.
Recent studies of the specimens of this species have confirmed that Cacosternum leleupi is a valid species (E. Scott pers. comm.).
John Poynton, Elizabeth Scott 2004. Cacosternum leleupi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58068A11726379. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T58068A11726379.en .Downloaded on 20 November 2018