This species is known from northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo (Parc National de la Garamba), northern Central African Republic, and the Adamawa Plateau in central Cameroon (where it occurs up to 1,100 m asl). It is presumed to occur widely in this vast, poorly explored area, including in southern Chad and southwestern South Sudan and these areas are included in the species' distribution on the map.
Habitat and Ecology
This is a savannah species, and it has been found breeding in large numbers in a lake with herbaceous margins on the Adamawa Plateau in Cameroon. Its adaptability to modified habitats is not known.
There is little information on its abundance.
There is no information on threats to this species, but it is probably 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 Garamba National Park, and presumably in other protected areas.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution and its presumed large population.
IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2013. Ptychadena straeleni. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013: e.T58525A18401778. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2013-2.RLTS.T58525A18401778.en .Downloaded on 19 January 2019