This species occurs in Shaba Province in southeastern Democratic Republic of Congo and in northern Zambia, above 750 m asl. It is likely to occur in eastern Angola and southwestern Tanzania.
Habitat and Ecology
Very little is known, but it has been found in moist savannah woodland, grassland, and on the grassy wet verge of a lake. Its adaptability to altered habitats is not known. It apparently breeds in the rainy season, but few details are available.
There is very little information on this species, though it is likely to be common in suitable habitat.
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 occurs in the Upemba National Park (Democratic Republic of Congo), and presumably in several other protected areas.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its relatively wide distribution and its presumed large population.
IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2013. Ptychadena obscura. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013: e.T58515A18400680. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2013-2.RLTS.T58515A18400680.en .Downloaded on 19 January 2019