This species is known only from the type locality, Buddu Forest, in southern Uganda along the western shore of Lake Victoria. The location of the site is not absolutely clear, so attempts to map its distribution should be considered as approximate. It has also been reported from Mount Kenya, but this requires confirmation.
Habitat and Ecology
This species most likely has similar habitat and ecological requirements to those of most other members of the genus, and presumably also breeds in water.
The population status of this species is unknown. There do not appear to be any recent records, presumably due to taxonomic confusion, and due to a lack of herpetological work within its range.
There is no information on threats to this species.
Further research is required to resolve its taxonomy.
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 taxonomy of this species is not yet clarified. Laurent (1972) considered it to be a synonym of Phrynobatrachus calcaratus, and Perret (pers. comm.) considers that it might be conspecific with P. cornutus.
IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2014. Phrynobatrachus rouxi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2014: e.T58137A18395541. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2014-1.RLTS.T58137A18395541.en .Downloaded on 23 January 2019