This species is known only from a small area south-east of Lake Tana in Ethiopia, along the road from Bahar Dar to the Tisist Falls of the Blue Nile River, at 1,800-1,850m asl. It probably occurs more widely.
Habitat and Ecology
It lives in montane grassland and shrubland, and it has been found breeding in temporary pools and streamlets in montane grassland bordering the upper reaches of the Blue Nile River.
The population status of this species is unknown.
There is little information on threats to this species, but it is likely to be impacted by habitat degradation, especially as a result of agricultural development, expanding human settlements and overgrazing by livestock.
It is not known from any protected areas. Research is needed into the distribution and population status of 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.
IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2014. Ptychadena wadei. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2014: e.T58534A18402749. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2014-1.RLTS.T58534A18402749.en .Downloaded on 21 January 2019