This newly discovered species is known only from the Reserve de Faune de la Lope in Gabon. It probably occurs more widely.
Habitat and Ecology
Assuming that it is similar to other members of the genus, it is associated with rocky places near streams in lowland rainforest, and breeds in streams.
Its population status is unknown.
If it occurs more widely than is currently known, it is probably being affected by forest loss in other parts of its range.
Its conservation will be facilitated by the fact that it occurs in at least one protected area, the Reserve de Faune de la Lope.
Red List Status
Data Deficient (DD)
Listed as Data Deficient since it has only recently been discovered, and there is still very little information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.
Annemarie Ohler, Jean-Louis Amiet 2004. Leptodactylodon blanci. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T54429A11143828. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T54429A11143828.en .Downloaded on 18 November 2018