This species from West Africa occurs in Liberia, southern Guinea, southern Côte d’Ivoire and southwestern Ghana, with separate populations on the eastern Ghana/Togo border, in Togo and in southern Nigeria.
Habitat and Ecology
It is a species of primary and sometimes secondary forest. It does not survive outside forest. It breeds in temporary puddles and small ponds.
It is very common in suitable habitats.
It is adversely affected by the loss of forest habitat for agriculture, logging and human settlements. Some populations might also be impacted by mining.
It occurs in several protected areas, including Tai, Banco, Mont Péko, Mont Sangbé and Kyabobo National Parks, and Haute Dodo Classified Forest.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, its tolerance of a degree of habitat modification and its presumed large population.
IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2013. Phrynobatrachus plicatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013: e.T58135A18395364. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2013-2.RLTS.T58135A18395364.en .Downloaded on 23 January 2019