This species is restricted to the mountains of eastern Nigeria and western Cameroon. In Nigeria it is known from the Obudu Plateau, and in Cameroon it occurs in the Bamboutos Mountains, the Bamileke Plateau (at Bangwa), Mount Manenguba, Mount Kupe, and the Rumpi Hills. Its Extent of Occurrence is less than 20,000 km2.
Habitat and Ecology
It lives in and around small streams, roadside ditches, raphia swamps and marshes, surrounded by submontane and montane forest and grassland. It can survive in altered habitats. It breeds in still water and marshes.
This is a common species within its range.
It is an adaptable species, not at serious risk from habitat change.
It might occur in the Bafut-Ngemba Forest Reserve.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern since, although its Extent of Occurrence is less than 20,000 km2, it is common and adaptable with a presumed large population.
IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2013. Phrynobatrachus werneri. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013: e.T58151A18396512. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2013-2.RLTS.T58151A18396512.en .Downloaded on 18 February 2019