This species ranges from Eritrea, Ethiopia, Djibouti and Somalia, south through East Africa to South Africa and Botswana, and west to Angola and southern Congo. It occurs up to 1,800 m asl in Ethiopia. There do not appear to be confirmed records from Burundi, though it is likely to occur here it is included in the species' distribution on the map.
Habitat and Ecology
It is a species of open country in woodland, savannah, grassland, and agricultural and suburban areas, but also found in forest clearings. It is usually (but not always) found in close proximity to permanent water. It breeds in shallow temporary ponds.
It is abundant in many parts of its range.
It is an adaptable species that is only likely to be facing localized threats. Chytrid fungus was detected in this species in Kenya.
It occurs in many protected areas.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its very wide distribution, its tolerance of a broad range of habitats and its presumed large population.
IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2016. Ptychadena anchietae. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T58490A87737574. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-1.RLTS.T58490A87737574.en .Downloaded on 19 January 2019