This species is known only from the Kaokoveld and Waterberg areas of northern and north-western Namibia, where it occurs up to at least 1,500 m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
Nothing is known regarding its habitat and ecology, although it presumably lives in semi-arid habitats and breeds in temporary waterbodies.
There is no information on its population status.
There is no information on major threats to this species.
Relevant conservation measures for this species are unknown. Further research is required into the taxonomy, to determine whether or not it is a valid species.
The validity of this species is in question. It has variously been considered as a subspecies of both Poyntonophrynus dombensis and P. fenoulheti, and Channing (pers. comm.) considers that it might be a synonym of P. hoeschi. Tandy (pers. comm.) considers that it is probably a synonym of P. dombensis.
IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2014. Poyntonophrynus damaranus. In: IUCN 2014