This species is known only with certainty from its type locality, "Fernand-Vaz" (Boulenger 1906), on the coast of central Gabon.
Habitat and Ecology
It is presumed to be ecologically similar to Hymenochirus boettgeri, and to therefore be a water-dependent species, generally found in still, shaded water in lowland rainforest, and in pools by slow-flowing rivers. It presumably breeds in still waterbodies.
There is no information on the population status of this species, and there have been no subsequent records of it since its discovery, presumably due to a lack of herpetological work within its range.
There is no direct information on threats to this species.
No conservation actions are currently known for this species. Its taxonomic validity requires further investigation. Research is also needed into its population status, ecology and threats.
Red List Status
Data Deficient (DD)
Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing doubts about its taxonomic validity, as well as the absence of recent information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.
The taxonomic status of this form is uncertain.
IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2014. Hymenochirus feae. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2014: e.T58157A18397014. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2014-1.RLTS.T58157A18397014.en .Downloaded on 18 November 2018