This species is restricted to areas of permanent and temporary water in the Red sea coastal region of Yemen and Saudi Arabia. It has an altitudinal range of sea level to 2,400m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It is a highly aquatic species, found in temporary and permanent waterbodies; it is also present in irrigated areas. Eggs are laid in the water. The species may aestivate during the dry season.
It is extremely abundant where it occurs
There are no threats to the species.
There are no known conservation measures.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, tolerance of a degree of habitat modification, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
Theodore Papenfuss, Steven Anderson, Sergius Kuzmin, Andrew Gardner 2004. Euphlyctis ehrenbergii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58261A11758492. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T58261A11758492.en .Downloaded on 16 January 2019