This very poorly known species has been recorded only from the Itombwe Highlands in southern Kivu Province, eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, above 2,400m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
There is very little information regarding its habitat and ecology, although it is known to live in swamps in montane forest, where it presumably breeds.
There is no recent information on the population status of this species.
There is no recent information on threats to this species.
It is not known from any protected areas.
Robert Drewes, Martin Pickersgill 2004. Phrynobatrachus asper. In: IUCN 2014