This species from hilly areas in west Africa is known from Sukurela in Sierra Leone, Macenta and Seredou in Guinea, and Mount Nimba in Liberia and Côte d’Ivoire.
Habitat and Ecology
Very little is known about its habitat and ecological requirements. It has been collected in swamps in savannah and grassland, so it might not be a forest-dependent species. If it is similar to other members of its genus, it probably breeds in temporary pools.
There is very little information regarding its population status. It was described from museum specimens collected many years previously, and since it was described it has not yet been related to any species in the wild, though it appears to be taxonomically valid (Rödel pers. comm.).
The threats to this species are not known. If it is correct that this is not a forest-dependent species, it might not be facing any serious threats.
It presumably occurs in the Mount Nimba World Heritage Site. Research is needed into the population status, ecology, use and trade, and threats to this species.
Red List Status
Data Deficient (DD)
Listed as Data Deficient since it has only recently been described, and there is still very little information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.
This species was previously mistakenly assigned to Ptychadena bibroni (see Lamotte and Ohler 1997).
IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2014. Ptychadena pujoli. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2014: e.T58520A18401003. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2014-1.RLTS.T58520A18401003.en .Downloaded on 21 November 2018