This species occurs in southwestern and southern Cameroon and mainland Equatorial Guinea (Rio Muni), south to central Gabon. It occurs mainly at low altitudes, but it occurs up to more than 1,000m asl in Cameroon. It presumably occurs in northern Congo, though there have not yet been any records from this country.
Habitat and Ecology
This is a species of primary and slightly disturbed rainforest, requiring a closed canopy. It is usally found on low vegetation in the forest. It breeds in slow-flowing water, in particular in slow areas in streams, and in pools isolated from the main current, usually on a sandy substrate.
It is a common species.
It is adversely affected by the loss of forest habitat for agriculture, logging and human settlements.
It occurs in several protected areas, including Korup National Park (Cameroon), Monte Alen National Park (Equatorial Guinea), and Lope-Okanda Faunal Reserve (Gabon).
Jean-Louis Amiet, Marius Burger 2004. Hylarana amnicola. In: IUCN 2014