This species is endemic to the Oshie-Obudu Ridge in Cameroon and Nigeria. It is found from Acha Tugi on Mount Oshie in Cameroon and from the Obudu Plateau in Nigeria. Its altitudinal range is 1,640-1,800m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It lives in and around relict patches of montane forest, which are now fragmented, and also in secondary vegetation in which no trees remain. It has been found on steep slopes of scree, boulders and clay, overgrown with a dense cover of high grass and trees. It has also been found around streams, where it presumably breeds.
There is no information available on its population status, and the species is generally poorly known.
It is threatened by habitat loss due to expanding agricultural activities and human settlements, and overgrazing.
It occurs in the Cross River National Park in Nigeria, but further measures are urgently needed to protect the remaining patches of habitat in its very small range. Additional survey work would be useful to determine the current population status of this species.
Jean-Louis Amiet, Arne Schiøtz 2004. Cardioglossa schioetzi. In: IUCN 2014