This species is known only from a small part of south-western Cameroon at 400-850m asl, from the Ikenge Research Station in Korup National Park, to the south of the Rumpi Hills, Mount Manenguba and the Bamileke Plateau. There are records from Ikenge, Fopouanga, Ekomtolo and Mahole. It is probably a little more widespread than current records indicate.
Habitat and Ecology
It lives and breeds in and near slow-flowing rivers and streams in lowland and hilly forest in regions of high rainfall. It can live in dense secondary forest provided that there is a closed canopy. Males call from rocks in and around the water.
It is a common species.
This species is severely threatened by habitat loss and degradation, primarily due to human settlement and agricultural encroachment.
It occurs in Korup National Park, but further protection of other unprotected forest habitat, such as Mount Manenguba, is required.
Jean-Louis Amiet 2004. Astylosternus laurenti. In: IUCN 2014