This species occurs from southwestern and southern Cameroon to the Democratic Republic of Congo, south at least to southern Congo. Its eastern limits in the Democratic Republic of Congo are unclear, although its range is as far east as Kasai Province. There are records from Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Central African Republic and Congo, and it is presumed to occur in the Cabinda Enclave of Angola (included in species' distribution on map). It is a low-altitude species.
Habitat and Ecology
It is a lowland forest species that can survive in gallery forests and heavily degraded former forest (farm bush). It is often founds along the banks of large, slow-flowing stream and small rivers, in which it breeds.
It is a common species.
It is an adaptable species that is not facing any significant threats.
It occurs in several protected areas, including Korup National Park (Cameroon), Monte Alen National Park (Equatorial Guinea), and Lope-Okanda Faunal Reserve (Gabon).
IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2013. Hylarana lepus. In: IUCN 2014