Further intense searches have not located this species anywhere else other than its known distribution range (B. Evans pers. comm., March 2012).
Habitat and Ecology
It is a water-dependent species, living in permanent water in a wide variety of habitats, including both montane and lowland forest, montane grassland, Acacia woodland and arid savannah. It breeds in permanent, still and slow-flowing waterbodies.
It is common to abundant in many localities. Forty one individuals were collected northwest of the Rift Valley and twenty one from the southeast (Evans et al., 2011). Substantial population structure and divergence exists within this species across the Rift Valley (Evans et al., 2011). This species' population is believed to be stable and is not considered to be severely fragmented.
Major threats to this species are environmental degradation and aquatic pollution resulting from human activities for agriculture. However, it is a resilient species, and it seems to have a high tolerance to habitat disturbance.
It is known to occur in or near Bale National Park (B.Evans pers. comm., March 2012).
Further information is needed on this species' population size, distribution and threats.
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 2016. Xenopus clivii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T58172A14835202. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-1.RLTS.T58172A14835202.en .Downloaded on 20 January 2019