The species is known only from its type locality on the border of the Kakamega Forest in western Kenya where it was recorded at 1,650 m asl (Schick et al. 2010). The extent of its distribution is currently unknown.
Habitat and Ecology
The species was recorded from a small seasonal pond in anthropogenic grassland at the forest edge; it has been heard calling while perched on flooded vegetation in swampy areas (Schick et al. 2010). As the grassland habitat is maintained by human activity, it is possible that the species can tolerate a degree of habitat disturbance.
The abundance and population trend of this species are currently unknown.
The threats to this species are unknown.
It is unknown whether the species occurs in a protected area.
Further research is needed on its population size, trend and distribution, and its life history and ecology.
Red List Status
Data Deficient (DD)
Listed as Data Deficient because there is still very little known about its extent of occurrence, area of occupancy, status and ecological requirements.
IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2016. Phrynobatrachus kakamikro. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T19378341A19378343. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-1.RLTS.T19378341A19378343.en .Downloaded on 24 February 2019