This species ranges from northwestern Tanzania and southern Kenya (Olorgesailie) south to southeastern Democratic Republic of Congo, eastern Angola and western Zambia, as far as southeastern Botswana, southern Mozambique, Swaziland and the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa. It has not been recorded from Lesotho.
Habitat and Ecology
It occurs primarily in grassland and wooded savannah, but also in agricultural land, livestock ranches, and around human settlements. It breeds in deep, still waterbodies, including in dirty water, with a larval stage and gregarious tadpoles.
It is generally common, but it is hard to find when it is not breeding.
It is an adaptable species that is unlikely to be facing any significant threats.
It occurs in many protected areas.
IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2013. Schismaderma carens. In: IUCN 2014