Confirmed by Dehling and Sinsch (2013) from the drainage basin of the Nile and its major tributary, the White Nile in Egypt, and Uganda, Burundi, Rwanda, Kenya, and Tanzania. While the limits of its range are unknown, it is likely to also occur in Ethiopia, South Sudan, Sudan, and easternmost Democratic Republic of Congo (Frost, 2015).
Habitat and Ecology
A highly adaptable species, it occurs in agricultural areas, rice fields, secondary vegetation with tall herbaceous vegetation and marshy areas, and is often found near large lakes, rivers and other wetland habitats (including irrigation canals). It breeds by larval development in all still and slow-flowing water types, including puddles, ditches and ruts.
There is little population information for this species, but it is presumed to be abundant and stable.
It is a very adaptable species that is not facing any significant threats, except in localized situations.
It is likely to occur in several protected areas.
Continued research the species distribution is required.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern due to its wide distribution, adaptability to several habitat types including human-modified habitats, and its presumed large and stable population.
IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2016. Ptychadena nilotica. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T76317558A76317932. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-1.RLTS.T76317558A76317932.en .Downloaded on 21 November 2018