This species is known only from the type locality, "Buala am Uam, Neu Kamerun". Frétey (2007) recently located the type locality in Bouala, at 998 m asl, in Central African Republic.
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.
Its taxonomic validity needs to be reassessed.
Red List Status
Data Deficient (DD)
Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing doubts as to its taxonomic validity as well as absence of recent information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.
The taxonomic status of this species is not clear.
IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2014. Phrynobatrachus nanus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2014: e.T58127A3065755. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2014-1.RLTS.T58127A3065755.en .Downloaded on 23 January 2019