This very poorly known species is known only from west-central and northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo. The map is provisional, connecting the three localities from which this species is known: Kunungu, Mauda and Garamba National Park. There have been no recent records, presumably due to the lack of herpetological work within its range.
Habitat and Ecology
It is known from grassy and shrubby savannah, and from gallery forests in Garamba National Park. Its habitat preferences in the forest zone (e.g., at Kunungu and Mauda) are not clear, though it is suspected to survive well in heavily degraded former forest (farm bush). There is no information on its breeding, though it is presumably similar to most other members of the genus, and breeds in water.
It is apparently fairly abundant in Garamba National Park.
There is no direct information, but this species is believed to be adaptable, and not facing any significant threats.
It occurs in Garamba National Park.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Although this species is known mainly from isolated records from a large area, it is listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, tolerance of a broad range of habitats and its presumed large population.
This species might be a synonym of Phrynobatrachus acridoides (see Inger (1968)).
IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2013. Phrynobatrachus parkeri. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013: e.T58131A18394928. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2013-2.RLTS.T58131A18394928.en .Downloaded on 18 November 2018