This species occurs in Cameroon south of the Sanaga River and Equatorial Guinea east through southern Central African Republic to eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. It is presumed to occur in northern Gabon and northern Congo, and the distribution plotted on the map does not exclude this area, but so far there have not been any records. Most of the records are from southern Cameroon; the map presumes that it is distributed through the Congo Basin north of the Congo River, though there are very few records from this poorly sampled area.
Habitat and Ecology
It lives in lowland tropical moist forest, and also in heavily degraded forest provided that it is close to more mature forest. They spend most of their time on the ground. The animals breed in small forest streams with sandy banks.
This is a very common species in Cameroon.
It presumably occurs in a number of protected areas.
IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2013. Cardioglossa escalerae. In: IUCN 2014