This species ranges from northeastern and eastern Angola, the Caprivi Strip of Namibia, and northern Botswana, to southern Democratic Republic of Congo, most of Zambia, northwestern and eastern Zimbabwe, Malawi and northern Mozambique. It is generally in upland areas, though it is found on the coast in Mozambique.
Habitat and Ecology
It is a species of moist grassland and savannah, and is sometimes common in dambos. Its ability to adapt to altered habitats is not known. The males call from concealed positions close to water. It breeds in shallow temporary pans and pools.
It is a common species.
It is widely distributed in a region of low human impact, and so it is unlikely to be significantly threatened, except in local situations.
It presumably occurs in many protected areas, and it is certainly present in Upemba National Park (Democratic Republic of Congo).
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, its tolerance of a broad range of habitats and its presumed large population.
IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2013. Ptychadena guibei. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013: e.T58503A18399957. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2013-2.RLTS.T58503A18399957.en .Downloaded on 20 January 2019