This species is only known from Lutunguru, at 1,500-1,650m asl, near Lubero, in northern Nord-Kivu, eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.
Habitat and Ecology
No information is available on its habitat and ecology. If it is similar to Schoutedenella schubotzi, it is adaptable, living in forest, forest edges, and agricultural areas outside forest. It presumably breeds by direct development.
There is no information on the population status of this species.
No information is available.
It is not known from any protected areas.
This species was considered by Laurent (1972) to be a synonym of Arthroleptis schubotzi kivuensis. Its taxonomic status remains unclear. There are major taxonomic problems with the genus Arthroleptis through much of Africa. In many cases, the available names can be referred only to museum specimens, not to animals in the field. This is because the identification of these species frequently depends more on their vocalizations than their morphology.
Robert Drewes 2004. Arthroleptis discodactylus. In: IUCN 2014