This species is known only from the type locality, Buta, in north-central Democratic Republic of Congo.
Habitat and Ecology
There is no information on its habitat and ecological preferences, although its requirements are presumably similar to those of most other members of the genus, and it likewise presumably breeds in water.
There is no information on the population status of this species, and there have been no subsequent records of it since its discovery, presumably due to a lack of herpetological work within its range.
There is no information on threats to this species.
It has not been recorded from any protected areas. Research is needed on the distribution and population status, ecology, use and trade, and threats to this species.
Red List Status
Data Deficient (DD)
Listed as Data Deficient in view of the absence of recent information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.
IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2014. Phrynobatrachus gastoni. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2014: e.T58111A18393453. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2014-1.RLTS.T58111A18393453.en .Downloaded on 17 January 2019