This species occurs in central and eastern Sierra Leone, southern Guinea, Liberia and western Côte d’Ivoire. Records from Guinea-Bissau require confirmation. It probably occurs up to at least 1,000 m asl, perhaps higher.
Habitat and Ecology
It is a rainforest species, where it is generally found close to small streams in leaf-litter. It can survive in secondary forest and plantations, but not in open areas. It is presumed to breed in stagnant or slow flowing water, and lays its eggs on the surface of the water.
It is very common in Guinea, but it is very rare in Taï National Park in Côte d’Ivoire.
It is affected by the loss of forest habitat for agriculture, logging and human settlements. In some places it is also affected by mining.
It occurs in Taï National Park and Mount Nimba World Heritage Site.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its relatively wide distribution and its presumed large population.
It is likely that more than one species is referred to under this name (M.-O. Rödel pers. comm.).
IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2013. Phrynobatrachus fraterculus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013: e.T58110A18393309. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2013-2.RLTS.T58110A18393309.en .Downloaded on 17 January 2019